Origin of thane
Related formsun·der·thane, noun
Examples from the Web for thane
In August 2001, a politician in Thane, the sprawling city northeast of Mumbai, died in the Singhania hospital there.Mumbai on Edge With Shiv Sena Founder Bal Thackeray Ill|Dilip D’Souza|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thane Creech, too, has his doubts that President Obama can deliver.
"Now I will say no more," answered the thane, putting his hand on mine.King Alfred's Viking|Charles W. Whistler
Now men began to ask who this was, and many voices answered, while the porter went to claim the prize from the thane who held it.Havelok The Dane|Charles Whistler
With an unfamiliarly light tread, Thane stepped over to the window.Evil Out of Onzar|Mark Ganes
Thane was touched by the meekness with which the old gentleman resigned his dream.A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
“I will see the fair daughter of the thane,” said the proud king, to whose will even war and the mighty in war did homage.
British Dictionary definitions for thane
- a person of rank, often the chief of a clan, holding land from the king
- a lesser noble who was a Crown official holding authority over an area of land