Attested: Solinus Tanatus; Taniatide at the end of the Ravenna Cosmography; Ptolemy 2,3,33 Τολιατις or Τολιαπις
Bede Tanatos and Tenet; Isidore Thanatos; See Coates (2000a) for some other forms.
Where: Thanet, around TR3768, an island extending beyond mainland Kent.
Name Origin: PIE *ten- ‘to stretch, extend’, whose descendants include Welsh tant ‘string, tendril’, English tenet, Sanskrit tantra ‘loom’, Greek τανυω/τανυται ‘to stretch’, and more.
Notes: Much nonsense has been written about this name!
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