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- n. Plural form of thanedom.
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Though Thorbardin itself was called a city, it was composed of six smaller ones, one for each of the six thanedoms, or realms, which lay within the mountain.
The house guards of each of the six thanedoms stood shared watches for all the hours of the day and night.
One of seven thanes ruling the seven clans of the dwarven kingdom, Duncan had managed to ally the other thanedoms under his leadership giving the - dwarves of Thorbardin a king for the first time in centuries.