Brobdingnag
Brobdingnag (not brobdignag), 1727, Swift's name in "Gulliver's Travels" for imaginary country where everything was on a gigantic scale.

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  • Brobdingnag — is a fictional land in Jonathan Swift s satirical novel Gulliver s Travels occupied by giants. Lemuel Gulliver visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course and he is separated from a party exploring the unknown… …   Wikipedia

  • Brobdingnag — est un royaume où vit un peuple de géants, les Brobdingnags, dont parle Jonathan Swift dans son roman Les voyages de Gulliver. Le navire de Gulliver ayant échoué sur l île de Brobdingnag, il rencontre ces géants, dont les femmes ont des mœurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brobdingnag — ist das zweite Land, das Jonathan Swift in seinem Roman Gullivers Reisen Lemuel Gulliver besuchen lässt. Nicht nur die Menschen, sondern auch die ganze Natur trifft er hier in einem wesentlich größeren Maßstab an. Von einem schweren Sturm vom… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brobdingnag — (Brobdingnae), das Land der Riesen in »Gullivers Reisen« von Sw ist, wie Liliput das der Zwerge …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brobdingnag — [bräb′diŋ nag΄] n. in Swift s Gulliver s Travels, a land inhabited by giants about 60 feet tall Brobdingnagian [bräd′nag′ē ən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Brobdingnag — /ˈbrɒbdɪŋnæg/ (say brobdingnag) noun the region in Swift s Gulliver s Travels where everything was of enormous size. –Brobdingnagian, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brobdingnag — /brob ding nag /, n. the region in Swift s Gulliver s Travels where everything was of enormous size. * * * …   Universalium

  • Brobdingnag — noun A fictional country inhabited by giants, which appears in …   Wiktionary

  • Brobdingnag —  Not dig . Place inhabited by giants in Gulliver’s Travels …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Brobdingnag — n. imaginary land or country of gigantic giants in Jonathan Swift s Gulliver s Travels where everything was of gigantic size …   English contemporary dictionary

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