- a temple.
- Archaic. a church.
Origin of fane
Examples from the Web for fane
Historical Examples of fane
Upon his right was the fane to which Astarte led him on his visit of initiation.Tancred
He looked at her, inquiring of her whole person what numen abode in the fane.Robert Falconer
Fane turned to encounter Gregory, who had come in by a side door.
"Mr. Atwell wants to see you a moment, Mr. Fane," she said to the clerk.
Fane turned uneasily, and said with a sigh, he guessed he must be going, now.
- archaic, or poetic a temple or shrine
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).