Fénelon

biographical name
Fé·​ne·​lon | \ ˌfā-nə-ˈlōⁿ How to pronounce Fénelon (audio) , fen-ˈlōⁿ \

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François de Salignac de La Mothe- 1651–1715 French prelate and writer

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“Fénelon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/F%C3%A9nelon. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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