One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Enormous.‘a Pantagruelian banquet’
- ‘It is a sad fact that the great poets of yore would have been nothing without Pantagruelian drug habits which inspired and fuelled their genius.’
- ‘The Pantagruelian warrior gives a booming laugh, his mighty hammer bar resting easily on his shoulder.’
- ‘"I missed about 30 cases in those nine months," said Toots, happily pouring down Pantagruelian shots of brandy.’
Late 17th century: from Pantagruel (the name of an enormous giant in Rabelais's novel Pantagruel (1532)) + -ian.
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