tán; adj. Having branches, spreading, used metaphorically of the offspring of a parent; cf. The use of branch in speaking of the members of a family :-- Ic Ismael wille bletsian, swá ðú béna eart, ðæt feorhdaga on woruldríce worn gebíde tánum túdre (with a family that has many branches. The passage in Genesis is: And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation, 17, 20), Cd. Th. 142, 11; Gen. 2360. v. tán a twig.