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n. - A man ranking above an ordinary freeman and below a noble in Anglo-Saxon England (especially one who gave military service in exchange for land); A feudal lord or baron.

Usage examples (35)
  • ˜Master,™ he called the thane, but had never thought of him as such.
  • A thane was a sort of chieftain in the Saxon state.
  • At least Shakespeare used 'thane', so anyone who has ever seen or read the Scottish Play may have come across it.
  • I bowed to him, and he took my hand, calling me "thane" in all good faith. for more
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