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  1. an island in S Denmark. 1149 sq. mi. (2975 sq. km).
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German Fünen.
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Examples from the Web for fyn

Historical Examples

  • I should read Pyn, ew, instead of Fyn ew; only we have had pyn already, in l. 1379.

    Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems

    Geoffrey Chaucer

  • His diocese was large, comprising not only Fyn but a large number of smaller islands besides.

  • Ambrosius Stub was born on the island of Fyn in 1705, the son of a village tailor.

  • In 1830 he accepted a call to become pastor of the parish of Otterup and Sorterup on the island of Fyn.

British Dictionary definitions for fyn


  1. the Danish name for Funen
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