Thegnhood Thegn"hood, n. Thanehood. --E. A. Freeman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thegn — A thegn or thane was an attendant, servant, retainer, or official in Early Medieval Scandinavian and Anglo Saxon culture. The word in Anglo Saxon is þeg(e)n , in Old High German degan , and in Old Norse þegn ( thane, franklin, freeman, man ). [… …   Wikipedia

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  • THANE —    or THEGN    a title of social distinction among the Anglo Saxons, bestowed, in the first instance, upon men bound in military service to the king, and who came to form a nobility of service as distinguished from a nobility of blood; these… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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