fanal

noun fa·nal \fəˈnal, -ˈnäl, ˈfanəl, ˈfānəl\

Definition of fanal

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  a beacon on a ship or lighthouse

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of fanal

Italian fanale, from Middle Greek phanarion, from Greek phanos torch, from phanos bright; akin to Greek phainein to show — more at fancy


Learn More about fanal

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of fanal


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fanal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ