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(Ταρχανειώτης, fem. Ταρχανειώτισσα), also Trachaneiotes, a lineage of military aristocracy. Both etymology and family origin are questionable. Seibt (Bleisiegel 280) connects the name with the Mongol targan, “smith,” although Moravcsik ...

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