Recent Examples of thane from the Web
Fahey's swaggering thane falls apart easily once unmoored from his previous stance as a noble defender of Jack Hickey's Duncan.
It was settled 1,000 years ago, give or take, when the king gave land to one of his thanes, Earl Aelfheah.
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Origin and Etymology of thane
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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