- faneuil hall,
Origin of fane
Examples from the Web for fane
Mr. Fane, midshipman, accompanied me up the left bank above, to see if we could lead the camels along in the water.
Vivian had ordered a dog-cart, and got Fane to drive him up to Netherglen.Under False Pretences|Adeline Sergeant
Mrs. Fane looking round saw the chaplain passing, and she whispered to the old attendant to bring him to her.Old Kensington|Miss Thackeray
"It's this terrible state of the London streets," said Mrs. Fane.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
I give you my word, Fane, that often in these fits I've felt like committing suicide just to cheat the devil.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Word Origin 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).