fanon

noun fan·on \ˈfanən, fəˈnōn\

Definition of fanon

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several articles used in religious ceremonials: such as a :  maniple b :  an oblation cloth for carrying vessels and bread for the Eucharist c :  1corporal d :  a vestment that resembles a short cape and is worn by a Roman pontiff at solemn pontifical mass —called also orale e :  infula 2a

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Origin and Etymology of fanon

Middle English fanoun maniple, from Middle French fanon, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fano cloth — more at vane


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