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fanion

[fan-yuh n] /ˈfæn yən/
noun
1.
a small flag, originally carried by military brigades, used by soldiers and surveyors as a positional marker.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French, diminutive of fanon fanon
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fanion

/ˈfænjən/
noun
1.
a small flag used by surveyors to mark stations
Word Origin
C18: from French, from fanon maniple, of Germanic origin
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