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fanon

[ fan-uhn ]
/ ˈfæn ən /
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noun Ecclesiastical.

a maniple.
Also called orale. a striped scarflike vestment worn by the pope over the alb when celebrating solemn Pontifical Mass.

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Origin of fanon

1350–1400; Middle English fano(u)n<Anglo-French; Old French fanum<Old Low Franconian *fano piece of fabric; compare Old High German, Old Saxon fano in same sense (German Fahne flag), early Medieval Latin fano maniple; see vane, gonfalon

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Fanon
[ fan-uhn; French fa-nawn ]
/ ˈfæn ən; French faˈnɔ̃ /

noun

Frantz (O·mar) [frants -oh-mahr; French frahnts aw-mar], /frænts ˈoʊ mɑr; French frɑ̃ts ɔˈmar/, 1925–61, West Indian psychiatrist and political theorist, born in Martinique; in Algeria after 1953.
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fanon
/ (ˈfænən) /

noun RC Church

a collar-shaped vestment worn by the pope when celebrating mass
(formerly) various pieces of embroidered fabric used in the liturgy

Word Origin for fanon

Middle English, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fano cloth
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