What is the plural of Kraken, the sea monster? It is a word not listed in any dictionary.
- The word has a Teutonic feel and so might be inflected like German plurals, so 'Kraken' (a null plural)
- The word is now part of English and should be pluralized exactly like all other normal English words: 'Krakens'.
- If the word came from Greek mythology, to be true to ancient Greek, the plural would be 'Kraka', 'Krakagma', or 'Krakatoa'.
- They could be conjugated like sheep, fish, and deer, or like like lions, tigers, and bears.
- They (whichever plural is used) don't exist.
- Not existing doesn't stop people from making up names or from being styled grammatically.
- There is only one Kraken so there is no need to ever talk about more than one.
- Not having more than one doesn't stop people from imagining a second or from being styled grammatically.
- It is a word listed in a dictionary:
kraken noun kra·ken | \ ˈkrä-kən \ plural krakens or kraken : a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster
The Kraken were released
The Krakens were released
which is it?
Side question: what is the term of venery (collective term) for Kraken? A school of Kraken? A herd of Kraken? A catastrophe of Kraken?