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  • proper n. the second largest island of Denmark


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  • They were already distant several miles from Nyborg, when he suddenly broke off in the midst of a very interesting discourse upon a characteristic of a true inhabitant of Funen, which is, that whenever he passes a field of buckwheat he moves his mouth as if chewing, and made Wilhelm observe a Viennese carriage, which approached them by a neighboring road.

    O. T. a Danish Romance

  • One would really have to go to remote country areas in Jutland or Funen to find a whole population without exception speaking the unadulterated regional dialect.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Dwellers on Funen got the designation “unworried and jolly”, but the Zealanders were “slow and over-cautious”.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Fionia, a regional bank in Denmark's Funen and Triangle region of Jutland with more than 90,000 customers, was hit by mounting losses on bad loans to property developers.

    Denmark Seizes Bank in Bid to Revamp, Sell It

  • STOCKHOLM -- Sweden's Nordea Bank AB said Monday it is acquiring part of Denmark's Fionia Bank for €121 million ($173 million) in a move that will double its market share in the country's Funen region and increase its Danish loan portfolio by about 1%.

    Nordea Buys Denmark's Fionia Bank

  • "By acquiring Fionia we continue our growth in Denmark and get a very strong market position in the Funen region, to the benefit of both Fionia's and Nordea's customers and our shareholders," said Peter Schutze, head of Nordic banking for Nordea.

    Nordea Buys Denmark's Fionia Bank

  • Since 2001, they have used the technique to put faces to many long-dead persons, including 17th century nobleman Kaj Lykke and Denmark's oldest known citizen, the Koelbjerg woman of Funen, who lived around 10,000 years ago.

    Face of King Svend Estridsen of Denmark revealed

  • They left after an excellent breakfast, circumventing Hamburg and crossing into Denmark, driving up the road to Holding and then on to the island of Funen, crossing on the ferry to Korsor, across the island of Zeeland and finally reaching Copenhagen.

    Hilltop Tryst

  • The troll of Kund accordingly quitted the country, and went over to Funen, where he lived for some time in peace and quiet.

    Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian

  • Now it chanced that a man who had lately settled in the town of Kund, coming to Funen on business, met this same troll on the road.

    Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian


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