fane

noun
\ ˈfān How to pronounce fane (audio) \

Definition of fane

1 : temple
2 : church

First Known Use of fane

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fane

Middle English, from Latin fanum — more at feast

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“Fane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fane. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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