thegn

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thegn

(θeɪn)
n
(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of thane
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thane

(θeɪn)

n.
1. (in Anglo-Saxon England) a person ranking between an earl and an ordinary freeman, holding land of the king or a lord in return for services.
2. (in medieval Scotland) a person holding land of the king; a baron.
[before 900; late Middle English, Scots variant of Middle English thain, thein, Old English thegn, c. Old Saxon thegan man, Old High German degan servant, warrior, Old Norse thegn subject; akin to Greek téknon child]
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Throughout the book, Ortiz argues that the diet's emergence was shaped by practicality, scarcity/poverty, and the contributions of successive waves of immigrants (Tainus, Spaniards, North Americans, and other Caribbean islanders).
Beans, chiles, corn, and viandas were cultivated by the native Tainu, providing a balanced vegetarian diet.