Hansa

[ han-suh, -zuh ]
/ ˈhæn sə, -zə /

noun

a company or guild of merchants in a northern European medieval town.
a fee paid to a merchant guild by a new member.
Also called Hansa town, Hansetown. a town that is a member of the Hanseatic League.

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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