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Tanis

[tey-nis]
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noun
  1. an ancient city in Lower Egypt, in the Nile delta.
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Biblical Zoan.
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Examples from the Web for tanis

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Joshua, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Men and women thronged the road to Tanis to meet their approaching kindred.

    Joshua, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • What must she think of him, if he left Tanis without a word of greeting, of farewell.

    Joshua, Complete

    Georg Ebers

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


British Dictionary definitions for tanis

Tanis

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 EgyptBiblical name: Zoan
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