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 Tit.Ti’tan. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tit for Tat.
 
J. Bellenden Ker says this is the Dutch “Dit vor dat” (this for that), “Quid pro quo.” Heywood uses the phrase “tat for tat,” perhaps the French phrase, “tant pour tant.   1
 


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