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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fānum (shrine). Doublet of fane.

NounEdit

fanum (plural fana)

  1. (historical) The site of an Ancient Roman temple or shrine.

Related termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *faznom, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰh₁s-nóm, from *dʰéh₁s (god; sacred place). See feriae.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fānum n (genitive fānī); second declension

  1. shrine, temple, sanctuary, place dedicated to a deity

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fānum fāna
Genitive fānī fānōrum
Dative fānō fānīs
Accusative fānum fāna
Ablative fānō fānīs
Vocative fānum fāna

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • fanum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fanum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fanum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fanum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • fanum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fanum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill