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Origin of Tain
French alteration ofétaintinfrom Late Latin stannumstannic
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English tein, teyne; compare Icelandic teinn a twig.
Tain Sentence Examples
At Carlisle there was published a bull excommunicating Bruce; and Elizabeth his wife, Marjorie his daughter, and Christina his sister, were captured in a sanctuary at Tain, while three of his brothers were executed.
No trace of such a state of affairs is to be found in the Ulster epic. In the Tain BÃ³ Cuainge we find Ireland divided into fifths, each ruled over by its own king.
The representatives of this race in the Tain BÃ³ Cualgne play a somewhat similar part to the gods of the ancient Greeks in the Iliad, though they are of necessity of a much more shadowy nature.
The Red Arrows Hundreds of spectators took up vantage positions on Tain Links on Thursday night to watch the Red Arrows Display Team.
Kirkwall belongs to the Wick district group of parliamentary burghs, the others being Cromarty, Dingwall, Dornoch and Tain.