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[fy-nuh n] /ˈfü nən/
German name of Fyn. Unabridged
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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


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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