Origin: 1350–1400;Middle Englishfano(u)n < Anglo-French;Old Frenchfanum < Old Low Franconian*fano piece of fabric; compare Old High German,Old Saxonfano in same sense (GermanFahne flag), early Medieval Latinfano maniple; see vane, gonfalon
Fanonis always a great word to know.
So is zedonk. Does it mean:
So is quincunx. Does it mean:
So is bezoar. Does it mean:
the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.
a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
Frantz (O·mar) /frænts ˈoʊmɑr; Frenchfrɑ̃ts ɔˈmar/Show Spelled[frants oh-mahr; Frenchfrahnts aw-mar]Show IPA, 1925–61, West Indian psychiatrist and political theorist, born in Martinique; in Algeria after 1953.