[feyn] /feɪn/

a temple.
Archaic. a church.
(archaic or poetic) a temple or shrine

“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).


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