thane

noun \ ˈthān \

Definition of thane

1 : a free retainer of an Anglo-Saxon lord; especially : one resembling a feudal baron by holding lands of and performing military service for the king
2 : a Scottish feudal lord

thaneship

play \-ˌship\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of thane

Middle English theyn, from Old English thegn; akin to Old High German thegan thane and perhaps to Greek tiktein to bear, beget


Thane

geographical name Tha·ne \ ˈtä-nə \

Definition of Thane

town in the state of Maharashtra, western India, north-northeast of Bombay population 1,841,500

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