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Definitions for krakenˈkrɑ kən

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  1. Kraken(ProperNoun)

    A colossal sea monster that attacks ships and sailors, often portrayed as an octopus or squid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kraken(noun)

    a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster, often represented as resembling an island, but sometimes as resembling an immense octopus

  2. Origin: [Prob. from OSw. krake, or ODan. krage the trunk of a tree, the branches of which are not entirely cut off, to which it was likened by the Norwegian mariners.]


  1. Kraken

    Kraken are legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The legend may have originated from sightings of giant squid that are estimated to grow to 13–15 m in length, including the tentacles. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kraken

    krä′ken, n. a fabled sea-animal of enormous size. [Scand.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kraken

    a huge fabulous sea-monster, reported as at one time seen in the Norwegian seas; it would rise to the surface, and as it plunged down drag ships and every floating or swimming thing along with it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kraken in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kraken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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