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since 1880
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  1. A thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds

From Arabic طَحِينَة (ṭaḥīna), from the root ط ح ن (ṭ-ḥ-n) related to grinding. Final -i most probably from Levantine dialects or from Greek ταχίνι (tachíni).

  1. (cooking) A paste made from ground sesame seeds; used to make hummus, baba ghanoush etc.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tahini

Ibrahim Tahini is a soccer player for the FC Kallon, Old Edwardians F.C., Falkenbergs FF, Melleruds IF, IK Oddevold, Vänersborgs IF, IFK Åmål, Stenungsunds IF, and Sierra Leone national under-17 football team. Ibrahim was born on July 25th, 1987 in Freetown.


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Fun Facts about the name Tahini

  • How unique is the name Tahini? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Tahini was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Tahini: Your name in reverse order is Inihat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tihnia. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Tahini born Aug 8, 2016

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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