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 (tä′nə, -nä), Lake also Lake Tsa·na (tsä′-)
A lake of northwest Ethiopia. Ethiopia's largest lake, it is the source of the Blue Nile.
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1. (Animals) a small Madagascan lemur, Phaner furcifer
2. (Animals) a large tree shrew, Tupaia tana, of Sumatra and Borneo
[C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel]


1. (Placename) Lake Tana Lake Tsana a lake in NW Ethiopia, on a plateau 1800 m (6000 ft) high: the largest lake of Ethiopia; source of the Blue Nile. Area: 3673 sq km (1418 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in E Kenya, rising in the Aberdare Range and flowing in a wide curve east to the Indian Ocean: the longest river in Kenya. Length: 708 km (440 miles)
3. (Placename) a river in NE Norway, flowing generally northeast as part of the border between Norway and Finland to the Arctic Ocean by Tana Fjord. Length: about 320 km (200 miles). Finnish name: Teno
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(ˈtɑ nɑ, -nə)

1. a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
2. Lake. Also, Tsana. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue Nile. 1100 sq. mi. (2850 sq. km).
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Strickland told Tane, the boy, to lead him to the village.
When Tane left me I told him I would send some medicine that might be of service; but my hope was small that Strickland would consent to take it, and even smaller that, if he did, it would do him good.
First Tane, the boy, had left the house, and then, a little time afterwards, the old woman and her grandchild.
The famous King of Carrick and his cooks perceiving the roast to be aneuch, commanded it to be tane fra the fire, and the Earl himself began the grace in this manner: `Benedicite, Jesus Maria, you are the most obstinate man that ever I saw; gif I had known that ye had been so stubborn, I would not for a thousand crowns have handled you so; I never did so to man before you.' And yet he returned to the same practice within two days, and ceased not till that he obtained his formost purpose, that is, that he had got all his pieces subscryvit alsweill as ane half-roasted hand could do it.
Tane, N.; Cojocaru, A.; Turea, N.; Thierheimer, D.; thierheimer, W.
Tane said it was unfair that British firms could not access energy supply price structures available in continental Europe.
Though we cannot know for certain, Tane's accessible and striking poetry probably found a sympathetic and enthusiastic audience among the over 200,000 members of the ILGWU and the readers of its biweekly newspaper.
The final two chapters outline a series of recommendations intended to offset the disempowering implications of TANE These recommendations include tax and labor market reforms designed to decrease poverty and promote gainful employment.
After his five brothers had failed, Tane, god of the forests, lay with his back and shoulders on his mother.
So, in 2012, he and three others--a nutritionist, physiotherapist and community health worker (all but one already working at Korowai, a charitable trust) decided to pilot an eight-week holistic programme--"the big boys"--for tane with long-term conditions such as diabetes or heart problems.
Just to make sure, trainers Fernando Ocon and Brix Flores are expected to make Tapales work out heavily on Thursday and lightly on Friday, before his physical examination at Tane Hospital.