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fanon

[fan-uh n] /ˈfæn ən/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
a maniple.
2.
Also called orale. a striped scarflike vestment worn by the pope over the alb when celebrating solemn Pontifical Mass.
Origin
1350-1400
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

Fanon

[fan-uh n; French fa-nawn] /ˈfæn ən; French faˈnɔ̃/
noun
1.
Frantz (Omar)
[frants oh-mahr;; French frahnts aw-mar] /frænts ˈoʊ mɑr;; French frɑ̃ts ɔˈmar/ (Show IPA),
1925–61, West Indian psychiatrist and political theorist, born in Martinique; in Algeria after 1953.
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British Dictionary definitions for fanon

fanon

/ˈfænən/
noun (RC Church)
1.
a collar-shaped vestment worn by the pope when celebrating mass
2.
(formerly) various pieces of embroidered fabric used in the liturgy
Word Origin
Middle English, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fano cloth
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