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Borrowed from Latin fānum (shrine).


fanum (plural fana)

  1. (historical) The site of an Ancient Roman temple or shrine.

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From Proto-Italic *faznom, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰh₁s-nóm, from *dʰéh₁s (god; sacred place). See feriae.



fānum n (genitive fānī); second declension

  1. shrine, temple, sanctuary, place dedicated to a deity


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fānum fāna
genitive fānī fānōrum
dative fānō fānīs
accusative fānum fāna
ablative fānō fānīs
vocative fānum fāna

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  • fanum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fanum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fanum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fanum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fanum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fanum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill