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noun, plural Fons, (especially collectively) Fon for 1.
  1. a member of a people living mainly in Benin.
  2. the Kwa language, very closely related to Ewe, spoken by the Fon people.
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Historical Examples

  • "There shall be fon, mes enfants," whispered the old prophet from Moosejaw.

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  • Vi-(va il) vi-no spu-meg-gian-te, nel bic-chie-re scin-til-lan-te Come il ri-so dell' A-man-te; mi-(te in)-fon-(de il) giu-bi-lo.

  • And in the proem to the same book, Fon on ꝼιꞇꞇe, "Put into (fitt) verse."

  • His hunting-grounds extended to the river Broulé, at Fon du Lac; and he killed any one who dared to intrude on his district.

  • He merely grinned and remarked tranquilly: “You make the fon one poor Poley.”