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See also: fēn, fén, fěn, and fèn

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Schematic illustration of a fen

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English fen, fenne, from Old English fenn (fen; marsh; mud; dirt), from Proto-Germanic *fanją (compare West Frisian fean, Dutch veen, German Fenn, Norwegian fen), from Proto-Indo-European *pen- (bog, mire). Compare Middle Irish en (water), enach (swamp), Old Prussian pannean (peat-bog), Sanskrit पङ्क (paṅka, marsh, mud, mire, slough).

NounEdit

fen (plural fens)

  1. A type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline, characteristically alkaline.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

fen (plural fens)

  1. unit of currency in China, one-hundredth of a yuan
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From fan, by analogy with men as the plural of man.

NounEdit

fen pl (normally plural, singular fan)

  1. (dated, fandom slang) fans; a plural form used by enthusiasts of science fiction, fantasy, and anime, partly from whimsy and partly to distinguish themselves from fans of sport, etc.
    • 1951 May 21, Sargeant, Winthrop, “Through the Interstellar Looking Glass”, in Life[1], volume 30, number 21, page 127:
      Sad to relate, some of the European delegates were probably insurgents rather than true fen. [] But the Europeans could be counted on to take the long view, and many of them would probably turn out to be real fen and fenne after all.
    • 2016 September 3, lurkertype, “Worldcon 75 Chair Responds”, in File 770[2], Comments:
      So I’m glad the attached hotel block is entirely reserved for disabled fen! Traveling on mass transit is tiring even when everything’s up to code.

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Compare fend.

InterjectionEdit

fen

  1. (obsolete) Used in children's games to prevent or forestall another player's action; a check or bar.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

fen

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of fendre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of fendre

ChuukeseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fen

  1. holy

SynonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

fen

  1. past tense marker for verbs
  2. already

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

fen m

  1. fen (unit of currency in China, one-hundredth of a yuan).
    • 1962, Časopis Národního muzea, volume 131, page 165:
      Čínská poštovní správa v roce 1961 vydala ke Dni armády, tj. k 1. srpnu 1961 dvě známky, a to v hodnotách 8 fenů a 10 fenů []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

fen

  1. genitive plural of fena

Further readingEdit

  • fen in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnitus. Compare Italian fino.

AdjectiveEdit

fen (feminine faina)

  1. fine
  2. subtle
  3. pure

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fen, from Proto-Germanic *fanją.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fen n (genitive singular fens, plural fen)

  1. bog, quagmire

DeclensionEdit

Declension of fen
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative fen fenið fen fenini
accusative fen fenið fen fenini
dative feni feninum fenum fenunum
genitive fens fensins fena fenanna

Derived termsEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin faenum, fēnum.

NounEdit

fen m (plural fens)

  1. hay

Related termsEdit


HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɛn]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fen

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *pänɜ (grindstone; grind).[1]

VerbEdit

fen

  1. (transitive) to sharpen, to whet, to hone
    Synonyms: köszörül, élesít, élez
  2. (dialectal) to rub, to smear
    Synonyms: ken, dörgöl
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

(Compound words):

(Expressions):

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

fen (plural fenek)

  1. unit of currency in China, one-hundredth of a yuan
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fen fenek
accusative fent feneket
dative fennek feneknek
instrumental fennel fenekkel
causal-final fenért fenekért
translative fenné fenekké
terminative fenig fenekig
essive-formal fenként fenekként
essive-modal
inessive fenben fenekben
superessive fenen feneken
adessive fennél feneknél
illative fenbe fenekbe
sublative fenre fenekre
allative fenhez fenekhez
elative fenből fenekből
delative fenről fenekről
ablative fentől fenektől
Possessive forms of fen
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. fenem fenjeim
2nd person sing. fened fenjeid
3rd person sing. fenje fenjei
1st person plural fenünk fenjeink
2nd person plural fenetek fenjeitek
3rd person plural fenjük fenjeik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #728 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Further readingEdit

  • fen in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fen, from Proto-Germanic *fanją.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fen n (genitive singular fens, nominative plural fen)

  1. fen, marsh, morass

DeclensionEdit


IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin faenum, fēnum.

NounEdit

fen

  1. hay

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

fen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of fēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of fén.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of fěn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of fèn.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fanją.

NounEdit

fen n (genitive fens, plural fen)

  1. bog, quagmire
    mýrar ok fen
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Föhn.

NounEdit

fȇn m (Cyrillic spelling фе̑н)

  1. hair dryer
  2. (meteorology) foehn

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

fen

  1. definite singular of fe

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic فَنّ(fann).

NounEdit

fen (definite accusative fenni, plural fenler)

  1. science

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative fen
Definite accusative fenni
Singular Plural
Nominative fen fenler
Definite accusative fenni fenleri
Dative fenne fenlere
Locative fende fenlerde
Ablative fenden fenlerden
Genitive fennin fenlerin

SynonymsEdit