- an ancient city in Lower Egypt, in the Nile delta.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for tanis
It was the host of the women of Tanis, and every woman bore a lighted torch.The World's Desire
H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
The first was from the conspirators in Tanis, the second from Siptah's mother.
Men and women thronged the road to Tanis to meet their approaching kindred.
What must she think of him, if he left Tanis without a word of greeting, of farewell.
On the third day after his arrival he left Tennis and sailed from Tanis for Alexandria.Arachne, Complete
- an ancient city located in the E part of the Nile delta: abandoned after the 6th century ad; at one time the capital of EgyptBiblical name: Zoan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012