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Jul 14, 2016
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fane
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fane

PRONUNCIATION:
(fayn)

MEANING:
noun: A place of worship.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fanum (temple). Earliest documented use: 1400s.

USAGE:
“Here, in a fane of stone she ended her days, a shaved priestess of a grim unloving order.”
Tanith Lee; Night’s Master; DAW Books; 1978.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Literature encourages tolerance - bigots and fanatics seldom have any use for the arts, because they're so preoccupied with their beliefs and actions that they can't see them also as possibilities. -Northrop Frye, writer and critic (14 Jul 1912-1991)

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