tanist

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From Irish tánaiste (second-in-command).

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Noun[edit]

tanist (plural tanists)

  1. The heir presumptive to a Celtic clan.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses
      Lover, for her love he prowled with colonel Richard Burke, tanist of his sept, under the walls of Clerkenwell and, crouching, saw a flame of vengeance hurl them upward in the fog.

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