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Tana

[tah-nah, -nuh] /ˈtɑ nɑ, -nə/
noun
1.
a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 miles (800 km) long.
2.
Lake. Also, Tsana. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue Nile. 1100 sq. mi. (2850 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for tana river

tana

/ˈtɑːnə/
noun
1.
a small Madagascan lemur, Phaner furcifer
2.
a large tree shrew, Tupaia tana, of Sumatra and Borneo
Word Origin
C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel

Tana

/ˈtɑːnə/
noun
1.
Lake Tana, Lake Tsana, a lake in NW Ethiopia, on a plateau 1800 m (6000 ft) high: the largest lake of Ethiopia; source of the Blue Nile. Area: 3673 sq km (1418 sq miles)
2.
a river in E Kenya, rising in the Aberdare Range and flowing in a wide curve east to the Indian Ocean: the longest river in Kenya. Length: 708 km (440 miles)
3.
a river in NE Norway, flowing generally northeast as part of the border between Norway and Finland to the Arctic Ocean by Tana Fjord. Length: about 320 km (200 miles) Finnish name Teno
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Encyclopedia Article for tana river

tana

any of several hundred Jewish scholars who, over a period of some 200 years, compiled oral traditions related to religious law. Most tannaim lived and worked in Palestine. Their work was given final form early in the 3rd century AD by Judah ha-Nasi, whose codification of oral laws became known as the Mishna (q.v.). Some scholars believe the Mishna was committed to writing at this time, while others believe it was preserved solely by memory for another three or four centuries.

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