fen

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See also: fēn, fén, fěn, and fèn

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old English fenn, from Proto-Germanic *fanją (cf. West Frisian fean, Dutch veen, Norwegian fen), from Proto-Indo-European *pen ‘bog, mire’ (cf. Middle Irish en ‘water’, enach ‘swamp’, Old Prussian pannean ‘peat-bog’, Sanskrit pánkas ‘marsh, mud’).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fen (plural fens)

  1. A type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From fan, by analogy with men as the plural of man

Noun[edit]

fen pl (singular: fan)

  1. A plural form of fan used by enthusiasts of science fiction, fantasy, and anime, partly from whimsy and partly to distinguish themselves from fans of sport, etc.

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

fen

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of fendre.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of fendre.

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian fino.

Adjective[edit]

fen (feminine faina)

  1. fine
  2. subtle
  3. pure

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faenum, fēnum.

Noun[edit]

fen m (plural fens)

  1. hay

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fen

Verb[edit]

fen

  1. to sharpen

Derived terms[edit]


Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faenum, fēnum.

Noun[edit]

fen

  1. hay

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fen

  1. rafsi of fenso.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

fen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of fēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of fén.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of fěn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of fèn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Föhn

Noun[edit]

fȇn m (Cyrillic spelling фен)

  1. hair dryer
  2. (meteorology) foehn

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fen

  1. definite singular of fe

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فن (fann).

Noun[edit]

fen

  1. science

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