- a temple.
- Archaic. a church.
Origin of fane
Examples from the Web for fanes
Historical Examples of fanes
Have not all religions been glad to give their fanes the glory and majesty of great trees?The Soul of a People
As for their materials, they are dedicated to the fanes of the martyrs.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)
He is very like his mother's family, except that the Fanes are not so ugly.Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3)
"Oh, the Fanes—the Ruthv—" He stammered himself into silence.The Younger Set
Robert W. Chambers
With you will it visit the porticoes, palaces, fanes there raised, so costly and magnificent.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)
- 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).