Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flag; a banner.
- n. A weather-cock: now vane (which see).
- n. An ancient temple; hence, poetically, any place consecrated to religion; a church.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. poet. A temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church.
- n. obsolete A weathercock.
- From Latin fanum ("temple, place dedicated to a deity"). (Wiktionary)
“The word fane you'll recognize in weather vane; a metal flag that the wind blows.”
“Also: "une fane" is a dead leaf ... and ... the verb "faner" finds itself before "fanfare" in the dictionary (while one conjugates to”
“The world seemed suddenly profane, meaningless and, therefore, unbearable.”
“Logically, Youth has re-equipped him for sin and with the disposition to commit it; he will naturally go to the fane which is consecrated to the Fulfillment of Desires, and make arrangements.”
“Juno, too, was entreated by the matrons, first, in the Capitol, then on the nearest part of the coast, whence water was procured to sprinkle the fane and image of the goddess.”
“Then hastened all the race of Phrygia to the gates, to make the goddess a present of an Argive band ambushed in the polished mountain-pine, Dardania's ruin, a welcome gift to be to her, the virgin queen of deathless steeds; and with nooses of cord they dragged it, as it had been a ship's dark hull, to the stone-built fane of the goddess”
“Dance to Artemis, queen Artemis the blest, around her fane and altar; for by the blood of my sacrifice I will blot out the oracle, if it needs must be.”
“O Apollo, blest godhead, lord of Thymbra and of Delos, who hauntest thy fane in Lycia, come with all thy archery, appear this night, and by thy guidance save our friend now setting forth, and aid the”
“Night and day my blood hyt drynkes, mine herte deth me fane.”
“Thou hast none now to lead the hunt or tend thy fane.”
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Some days, there will be a word. That word is the word of the day. Other days shall remain wordless. That's just the way things go.
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Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
I'm especially fond of ones written by Charles Sanders Peirce.
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