- a temple.
- Archaic. a church.
Origin of fane
Examples from the Web for fane
You must look forward to Italy with great interest, Miss Fane?
All applauded him very warmly, and no one more so than Miss Fane.
Upon his right was the fane to which Astarte led him on his visit of initiation.Tancred
But Miss Fane was quite as interested in listening as Muriel was in talking.Chatterbox, 1906
Dunne brought Fane to Hicks, who asked him the way to Mrs. Lisle's.
- archaic, or poetic a temple or shrine
Word Origin and History for fane
"weathercock," late 14c., from Old English fana "flag, banner," from Proto-Germanic *fanon (cf. Old Frisian fana, Gothic fana "piece of cloth," Old High German fano, German Fahne "flag, standard"); possibly cognate with Latin pannus "piece of cloth" (see pane).