Origin of Hansa
< Medieval Latin; replacing Middle English hans, hanze < Middle Low German hanse; cognate with Old English hōs, Old High German, Gothic hansa company
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Examples from the Web for hansa
It terminated in 1370, leaving the Hansa master of the situation.The Railroad Question
This was the Hanseatic League (so called from the word Hansa, a convention).The History of London
Under this pressure, in 1597, an exception was made in favor of the Hansa.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
What a degradation of sentiment in the Hansa when the cause of one was no longer the cause of all!
Why should not the Hansa, he pleaded, once more play the rôle of king-maker?
Word Origin and History for hansa
also Hanse, medieval European merchants' guild; see Hanseatic. A member was a Hansard (early 13c. as a surname).
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