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Origin of thane
OTHER WORDS FROM thaneun·der·thane, noun
Words nearby thane
Example sentences 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.
"It shall be seen that I am not ungrateful to the Thane, my master, hereafter--if I may live after seeing this place," he said.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
The hero is a young thane who wins the favor of Earl Harold and becomes one of his retinue.A Roving Commission|G. A. Henty
It will not probably be offered to any Scotsman, for fear of popular reflections concerning the influence of the Thane.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)|John Hill Burton
"Thane" is here used in the loose and popular sense to signify the resident owner of considerable territorial possessions.A History of Police in England|W. L. Melville Lee
And he bade me take my place as Thane of Reedham, confirming me in all rights that had been my father's.Wulfric the Weapon Thane|Charles W. Whistler
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