Definition of Thegn. Meaning of Thegn. Synonyms of Thegn

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Definition of Thegn

Thegn
Thegn Thegn, n. Thane. See Thane. --E. A. Freeman.

Meaning of Thegn from wikipedia

- The term thegn (thane or thayn in Shakespearean English), from Old English þegn, ðegn, "servant, attendant, retainer", "one who serves", is commonly used...
- Macbeth (/məkˈbɛθ/; full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises...
- (sovereign) Ætheling (prince) Ealdorman (prefect) High-reeve Reeve (bailiff) Thegn/housecarl (retainer) Churl (free tenant) Villein (serf) Cottar (cottager)...
- The title Thane of Cawdor is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. The current 7th Earl of Cawdor, of Clan Campbell of Cawdor, is the 26th Thane of Cawdor...
- With H-dropping. fain thane ˈfeɪn fain thegn ˈfeɪn fane thane ˈfeɪn fane thegn ˈfeɪn feign thane ˈfeɪn feign thegn ˈfeɪn fie thigh ˈfaɪ fief thief ˈfiːf...
- (sovereign) Ætheling (prince) Ealdorman (prefect) High-reeve Reeve (bailiff) Thegn/housecarl (retainer) Churl (free tenant) Villein (serf) Cottar (cottager)...
- (sovereign) Ætheling (prince) Ealdorman (prefect) High-reeve Reeve (bailiff) Thegn/housecarl (retainer) Churl (free tenant) Villein (serf) Cottar (cottager)...
- and royalty, "a common person". Says Chadwick: the distinction between thegn and ceorl is from the time of Aethelstan, the broad line of demarcation...
- daughter of Ælfthryth, the sister of Wulfric and Ælfhelm. Morcar was a king's thegn (Latin minister) in 1009 when King Æthelred the Unready issued a charter...
- historians that he came from Northumbria. He is thought to have been the thegn who, having purchased land at Hope and Ashford in Derbyshire from the Vikings...
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