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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Leviathan (disambiguation)

Leviathan ("twisted, coiled") is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament.

The word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. In literature (e.g., Herman Melville's Moby-Dick) it refers to great whales, and in Modern Hebrew, it means simply "whale". It is described extensively in Job 41 and mentioned in Isaiah 27:1.


  1. Very large; gargantuan.


  1. Large Biblical sea monster.
  2. Something large; behemoth.
    That man was a leviathan! He took up a whole row of seats at the theatre.

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