What does tanist mean?

Definitions for tanistˈtæn ɪst, ˈθɔ nɪst

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  1. tanist(Noun)

    The heir presumptive to a Celtic clan.

  2. Origin: From tánaiste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tanist(noun)

    in Ireland, a lord or proprietor of a tract of land or of a castle, elected by a family, under the system of tanistry

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tanist

    tan′ist, n. the chief or holder of lands, &c., in certain Celtic races, also the chief's elective successor.—n. Tan′istry, an ancient Celtic mode of tenure, according to which the right of succession lay not with the individual, but with the family in which it was hereditary, and by the family the holder of office or lands was elected. [Ir. and Gael. tanaiste, lord—tan, country.]

Anagrams for tanist »

  1. statin

  2. titans, Titans

  3. taints

  4. Titans


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tanist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tanist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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