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See also: Vane, vanë, and väne

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English vane, Southern Middle English variant of fane, from Old English fana (cloth, banner, flag), from Proto-Germanic *fanô. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Foone (flag, banner) and German Fahne. Compare fane.

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vane (plural vanes)

  1. (countable) A weather vane.
  2. Any of several usually relatively thin, rigid, flat, or sometimes curved surfaces radially mounted along an axis, as a blade in a turbine or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid.
  3. (ornithology) The flattened, web-like part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
  4. A sight on a sextant or compass.
  5. One of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vani.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vaːnə/, [ˈvæːnə]

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vane c (singular definite vanen, plural indefinite vaner)

  1. habit
  2. practice

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EsperantoEdit

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  • (file)

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vane

  1. in vain

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vane f pl

  1. feminine plural of vano

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vāne

  1. vocative masculine singular of vānus

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

vane

  1. Alternative form of fane (flag, vane)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vani

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vane m (definite singular vanen, indefinite plural vaner, definite plural vanene)

  1. a habit, custom

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vani

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vane m (definite singular vanen, indefinite plural vanar, definite plural vanane)

  1. a habit, custom
    • 1957, Tarjei Vesaas, Fuglane:
      Hege hadde for lang tid sidan slutta og bedi han halde seg ifrå denna trøyttande vanen.
      Hege had long ago stopped asking him to refrain from this tiresome habit.

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