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Fünen

[fy-nuh n] /ˈfü nən/
noun
1.
German name of Fyn.
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  • An invasion of the island of funen was planned, but could not be effected.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • A Danish army, arranged in order of battle in the island of funen, was defeated.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • A smaller division of it was even for a time quartered in the island of funen.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • You can spend some time with us in funen, and gather strength for your journey.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • Then he went over to the island of funen and lived in peace.

  • While crossing over to funen, the ice cracked under two squadrons of cavalry, those who followed not daring to proceed.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • There is, however, the variation that it was thrown by a giantess from Fyen (funen) with her garter.

    A Danish Parsonage John Fulford Vicary
  • He himself went northward to the sea, and took up his abode in an island which is called Odinse (see note below), in funen.

  • Eastwards, after Jutland, comes the Isle of funen, cut off from the mainland by a very narrow sound of sea.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
  • Besides these mute memorials of ancient days, he interested himself greatly in the old rhymes and legends still current in funen.

British Dictionary definitions for funen

Funen

/ˈfuːnən/
noun
1.
the second largest island of Denmark, between the Jutland peninsula and the island of Zealand. Pop: 441 795 (2003 est). Area: 3481 sq km (1344 sq miles) Danish name Fyn German name Fünen
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