The English language also draws liberally from other important pieces of literature. Here is a brief list:

  • Faustian: seeking pleasure with no concern for future costs (from Faust, who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power)
  • Gargantuan: incredibly huge (from Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel)
  • Lilliputian: small or petty (from Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels)