[ fuh-nah ]

  1. the ecstatic union of the Sufi with the Divine.

Origin of fana

First recorded in 1865–70, fana is from the Arabic word fanā' annihilation

Words Nearby fana Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fana in a sentence

  • fana cara me cara miguruxij mono gia 'it is unpleasant to the nose and the eyes.'

  • There was much commotion in the village when the trading barque arrived and lay-to off fana 'alu.

  • I explained my projects to fana-Toro in the fullest manner, offering him the most liberal terms.

    Captain Canot | Brantz Mayer
  • What is it,” exclaimed fana-Toro, as he beheld the deflected water-course, “that a white man cannot do!

    Captain Canot | Brantz Mayer
  • My next effort was to procure laborers, for whom I invoked the aid of fana-Toro and the neighboring chiefs.

    Captain Canot | Brantz Mayer