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thane  audio  (thn) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A freeman granted land by the king in return for military service in Anglo-Saxon England.
    2. A man ranking above an ordinary freeman and below a nobleman in Anglo-Saxon England.
  1. A feudal lord or baron in Scotland.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old English thegn; see tek- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
thaneship(Noun)


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