1350–1400; Middle English fano(u)n < Anglo-French; Old French fanum < Old Low Franconian *fano piece of fabric; compare Old High German, Old Saxon fano in same sense (German Fahne flag), early Medieval Latin fano maniple; see vane, gonfalon Unabridged


[fan-uhn; French fa-nawn]
Frantz (Omar) [frants oh-mahr; French frahnts aw-mar] , 1925–61, West Indian psychiatrist and political theorist, born in Martinique; in Algeria after 1953. Unabridged
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fanon (ˈfænən)
1.  a collar-shaped vestment worn by the pope when celebrating mass
2.  (formerly) various pieces of embroidered fabric used in the liturgy
[Middle English, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fano cloth]

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