Origin of

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for


  1. British informal thank you

Word Origin for ta

C18: imitative of baby talk


the chemical symbol for
  1. tantalum


abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. Territorial Army (now superseded by TAVR)
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Word Origin and History for


1772, "natural infantile sound of gratitude" [Weekley].

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in Medicine


  1. The symbol for the elementtantalum
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in Science


  1. The symbol for tantalum.
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