Thrall Thrall, a. Of or pertaining to a thrall; in the condition of a thrall; bond; enslaved. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The fiend that would make you thrall and bond. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thrall — (altnordisch þræll; þír, männl., Bedeutung: ein unfreier Knecht ) wurden Sklaven von den Wikingern genannt. Diese waren im damaligen Kastensystem die niedrigstehendsten Personen und verrichteten üblicherweise Tätigkeiten zu denen keine besondere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thrall — (nórdico antiguo þræll) era el calificativo para un esclavo en la cultura escandinava durante la Era vikinga. Los Thralls pertenecían a la casta más baja de la sociedad nórdica y normalmente sin aptitudes ni capacidades laborales concretas.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • thrall — [θro:l US θro:l] n [Date: 900 1000; : Old Norse; Origin: thrAll] in sb s/sth s thrall also in thrall to sb/sth literary controlled or strongly influenced by someone or something ▪ We have a congress that is in thrall to special interest groups …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Thrall — Thrall, n. [OE. thral, [thorn]ral, Icel. [thorn]r[ae]ll, perhaps through AS. [thorn]r[=ae]l; akin to Sw. tr[ a]l, Dan. tr[ae]l, and probably to AS. [thorn]r[ae]gian to run, Goth. [thorn]ragjan, Gr. tre chein; cf. OHG. dregil, drigil, a servant.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrall — [ θrɔl ] noun LITERARY in thrall to completely controlled or influenced by someone or something have/hold someone in thrall to control someone completely or have all of their attention …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Thrall — Thrall, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 710 Housing Units (2000): 264 Land area (2000): 0.406467 sq. miles (1.052744 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.406467 sq. miles (1.052744 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • thrall — [thrôl] n. [ME thral < OE thræl < ON thræll < Gmc * thranhilaz, lit., the constrained one < IE base * trenk , to shove, press hard > THRONG] 1. [Now Chiefly Literary] a slave or bondman 2. a person under the moral or psychological… …   English World dictionary

  • Thrall — Thrall, v. t. To enslave. [Obs. or Poetic] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrall — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being in another s power: she was in thrall to her husband. DERIVATIVES thraldom (also thralldom) noun. ORIGIN Old Norse, «slave» …   English terms dictionary

  • thrall — I noun bondage, captivity, confinement, custody, durance, enslavement, enthrallment, helotry, oppression, servitude, servitus, slavery, subjection, subjugation, submission, thralldom, tyranny, vassalage, yoke II index captive, durance, servitude …   Law dictionary

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