fane

fane

[feyn]
noun
1.
a temple.
2.
Archaic. a church.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fānum temple, sanctuary

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fane (feɪn)
 
n
archaic, poetic or a temple or shrine
 
[C14: from Latin fānum]

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fane
"weathercock," late 14c., from O.E. fana "flag, banner," from P.Gmc. *fanon (cf. O.Fris. fana, Goth. fana "piece of cloth," O.H.G. fano, Ger. Fahne "flag, standard"); possibly cognate with L. pannus "piece of cloth."
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