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Meaning of FANON

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fan"on\, n. [F. fanon, LL. fano, fr. OHG. fano banner
cloth, G. fahne banner. See {Vane}, and cf. {Fanion},
{Gonfalon}.] (Eccl.)
A term applied to various articles, as:
(a) A peculiar striped scarf worn by the pope at mass, and by
    eastern bishops.
(b) A maniple. [Written also {fannel}, {phanon}, etc.]

 

 

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