fanal

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French

Noun[edit]

fanal (plural fanals)

  1. A lighthouse, or the apparatus placed in it for giving light.
    • 1811, Wilhelm Müller, The elements of the science of war (page 487)
      In order to assemble our full force in due time, fanals should be erected [] and kindled in such a manner as to direct the movements of the troops to any point according to an order.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek φανάριον (phanárion).

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Noun[edit]

fanal m (plural fanaux)

  1. lantern
  2. beacon, lamp (of lighthouse)
  3. headlight (of train)

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