fane

noun

1
: temple
2
: church

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin fanum — more at feast

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fane was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near fane

Cite this Entry

“Fane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fane. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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