What is another word for Thegn?

Pronunciation: [θˈɛn] (IPA)

The word "Thegn" was commonly used during the Anglo-Saxon period to describe a freeman who held a high social status in the society. There were several other words that were used as synonyms to describe the same concept. Some of the synonyms for "Thegn" were eorl, gesith, ceorl, and cyninges þegn. Eorl was a term used to describe a high ranking nobleman in the society. Gesomebody was a term used to describe a retainer or follower of a king or lord. Ceorl was a term used to describe a freeman who was of lower rank than a Thegn and was often involved in agricultural work. Cyninges þegn was a term used to directly translate the word "Thegn" meaning "king's thane". These words, although synonyms, were used to describe different levels of social hierarchy during the Anglo-Saxon period.

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What are the hypernyms for Thegn?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Thegn

11, 50; superseded by the Thegn, 51 Earldoms, the four great, i.
"History of the English People, Index"
John Richard Green
"He is alive now to us-speak-" whispered more than one Thegn, one abbot, to Alred and to Stigand.
"Harold, Book 10. The Last Of The Saxon Kings"
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Dark was the scowl on the brow of every Thegn, and a muttered "No, no: never the Norman!"
"Harold, Book 10. The Last Of The Saxon Kings"
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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