from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of Egypt in the eastern delta of the Nile River. Important during the XIX and XXI Dynasties, it was abandoned after the sixth century A.D.


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  • The above is reduced from Mr. Petrie's large plan in "Tanis," Part I., showing the position of the ruins within the enclosure wall, the obelisks being figured as they lie.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • Justin Tanis, Director of Clergy Development, Metropolitan Community Churches


  • "And you, Tanis Half-Elven, have degenerated into a liar," Elistan remarked, smiling at the pained expression Tanis tried desperately to keep off his face.

    Test of the Twins

  • "Silence," called Tanis sternly, and the crowd hushed.

    Test of the Twins

  • Tas was just about to call Tanis's attention to this when Tika came out of the kitchen and slammed food down in front of the draconians, skillfully avoiding their clawed hands.

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • Rameses called Tanis -- or, by the numerous settlers in its neighborhood,

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • Egyptian scribes had agreed, in the course of the long march southwards, on the stipulations to be signed; the treaty itself was to be drawn up after the articles had been carefully considered, and to be signed in the city of Rameses called Tanis -- or, by the numerous settlers in its neighborhood, Zoan.

    Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt — Complete

  • "Tanis" - the half-elf felt a firm grasp on his arm and recognized Sturm's deep voice - "I know what you're thinking.

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • Lots of character development is also abandoned on the cutting room floor, and elements such as Tanis' continuing inner turmoil at being caught between the elven and human worlds but not a part of either are depicted clunkily.

    Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • "Tanis -" Riverwand's voice caused the half-elf to glance up quickly.

    Time of the Twins


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