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  • n. Alternative spelling of thane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Thane. See thane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Anglo-Saxon form of thane, used in some historical works. See thane.

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  • See also thane, a freeman granted land by the king for military service, or a baron/lord in Scotland.

    August 17, 2009

  • "The first reference to a stone bridge across the Thames occurs in a document of AD 958 when Eadwig granted to his thegn, Eadrig, the lands "first to the stone bridge and from the stone bridge eastwards along the Thames until it comes to the boundary of the people of King's Hone." King's Hone is now known as Kingston Bagpuize, and the site of the stone bridge is that of the present Radcot Bridge."
    - in Thames: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd, p 132

    August 16, 2009