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Meaning & History

Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580).
Other Languages & CulturesThankarat Ancient Germanic Tancredi Italian Tancredo Spanish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1405


literature, medieval, wisdom
Entry updated August 26, 2016