In August 2001, a politician in thane, the sprawling city northeast of Mumbai, died in the Singhania hospital there.
thane Creech, too, has his doubts that President Obama can deliver.
As he walked across the court thane looked carefully at his opponent, appraising him.
"Drink and sing, thou beast, and cease prating," the thane said.
As thane lined up the pirate again, the intercom said, "Five seconds to warp-line!"
How, then, was a thane to plant new settlers on his 'gesettes-land'?
The rank of a priest as equal to that of a thane is frequently recognized.
We must remember that the overlord might be the king, or a bishop; a monastery, or a thane.
I am content to be a thane, as my father was before me, and seek no greater change than that of a stay for a month at court.
There is not a thane of them but in his house I have a servant feed.
Old English þegn "military follower," also "servant, attendant," from Proto-Germanic *thegnas (cf. Old Saxon thegan "follower, warrior, boy," Old Norse þegn "thane, freeman," Old High German thegan, German Degen "thane, warrior, hero"), from PIE *tek-no- (cf. Sanskrit takman "descendant, child," Greek teknon "child"), from root *tek- "to beget, give birth to" (cf. Greek tekos "child, the young of animals," tokos "childbirth, offspring, produce of money, interest"). Also used in Old English for "disciple of Christ." Specific sense of "man who ranks between an earl and a freeman" is late 15c.
The modern spelling is from Scottish, where early 13c. it came to mean "chief of a clan, king's baron," and it has predominated in English probably due to the influence of "Macbeth;" normal orthographic changes from Old English ðegn would have produced Modern English *thain. Some historians now use thegn to distinguish Anglo-Saxon thanes from Scottish thanes.