Tanatis

Attested:  Solinus TanatusTaniatide 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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