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Definition of the noun tanist

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noun - plural: tanists

  1. The heir presumptive to a Celtic clan.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

TANIST, n. ta'nist or tán'ist [Gael. tanaistcl: formerly the elected chief of an Irish sept or clan. TANISTRY, n. tă'nis-tri, the ancient Celtic custom of succession, generally described as devolving the right to inherit lands or authority on the oldest ...

Google previewAn Irish-English Dictionary (1904)

Being a Thesaurus of Words, Phrases and Idioms of the Modern Irish Language, with Explanations in English by Patrick Stephen Dinneen

a tanist, ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

was called the tanist, also tanister. The election was usually held, legend tells, near large monoliths which, surviving today, are called tanist stones. tank. See stank. tanling. (A young) one tanned by the sun's rays. Shakespeare ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

AM 'tania, 'taenia tanist BR 'tanist, -s AM '00nost, ...

Google preview¬The Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1876)

The man selected as successor to a chief of a tribe, or chieftain of a sept, was called the tanist, and should be “the most...

at first probably to the selection of the successors of a ríg, but was gradually so extended that even a bó-aire had a tanist.

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (2014)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

(Celtic, Tanist, the heir-apparent.) Tanner. Sixpence. (The Italian danm'o, ...

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And tells his Tanist how it is

Einar gives Toryn a piece of his mind, apparently you shouldn't poke the bear... its growly

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Scrabble value of T1A1N1I1S1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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