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Tanis

[tey-nis] /ˈteɪ nɪs/
noun
1.
an ancient city in Lower Egypt, in the Nile delta.
Biblical Zoan.
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  • At Tanis, he set up his own statue, exhibiting himself as seated upon his throne.

    Ancient Egypt George Rawlinson
  • On the third day after his arrival he left Tennis and sailed from Tanis for Alexandria.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Having satisfied himself, however, that the thing was true, he said that he had fallen sick and could not travel back to Tanis.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • Men and women thronged the road to Tanis to meet their approaching kindred.

    Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers
  • He was sure that Pumphrey recognized him and saw Tanis kiss him as she crowed, "You're such a good driver!"

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • The first was from the conspirators in Tanis, the second from Siptah's mother.

    Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers
  • If for a moment he had seen Tanis as withering and sentimental, he lost that impression at Carrie Nork's dance.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • You may remember that at Tanis you said that you were affianced and there was that in your voice——.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • He was relieved when he put Tanis on a trolley; he was cheerful in the familiar simplicities of his office.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • So we went, and this was the last time that I looked upon Amenmeses at Tanis.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for Tanis

Tanis

/ˈteɪnɪs/
noun
1.
an ancient city located in the E part of the Nile delta: abandoned after the 6th century ad; at one time the capital of Egypt Biblical name Zoan
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Tanis in the Bible

(Ezek. 30:14, marg.). See ZOAN.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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