victoriousvocabulary: KRAKEN [noun] legendary sea monsters of…

victoriousvocabulary:

KRAKEN

[noun]

legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. In modern German, Krake (plural and declined singular:Kraken) means octopus but can also refer to the legendary Kraken. In Norwegian, Kraken is the definite form of krake, a word that can refer to the legendary creature (can also mean “frail, poor being”, or “crooked, withered tree”). It is speculated that this sea legend may have sprung from sightings of giant squids.