Fen
Fen Fen (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; moor; marsh. [1913 Webster]

'Mid reedy fens wide spread. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Note: Fen is used adjectively with the sense of belonging to, or of the nature of, a fen or fens. [1913 Webster]

{Fen boat}, a boat of light draught used in marshes.

{Fen duck} (Zo["o]l.), a wild duck inhabiting fens; the shoveler. [Prov. Eng.]

{Fen fowl} (Zo["o]l.), any water fowl that frequent fens.

{Fen goose} (Zo["o]l.), the graylag goose of Europe. [Prov. Eng.]

{Fen land}, swamp land. [1913 Webster]


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  • fen — s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  FEN1 s. n. (biol.) caracter fenoptic condiţionat genetic. (< fen/otip) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN  FEN2 s. m. 1. veche unitate de măsură chineză pentru… …   Dicționar Român

  • fen — (n.) O.E. fenn mud, mire, dirt; fen, marsh, moor, from P.Gmc. *fanjam (Cf. O.S. feni, O.Fris. fenne, M.Du. venne, Du. veen, O.H.G. fenna, Ger. Fenn marsh, O.N. fen, Goth. fani mud ), from PIE *pen …   Etymology dictionary

  • FEN — ist die Abkürzung für: die Schachnotation Forsyth Edwards Notation eine chinesische Währungseinheit Als FEN: Fédération de l Education Nationale, Lehrergewerkschaft in Frankreich Föderation Europäischer Narren, Karnevalsdachverband in Europa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fen — fèn s.m.inv. 1. TS monet. unità monetaria della Repubblica Popolare Cinese che corrisponde alla centesima parte dello yuan 2. TS metrol. unità di misura cinese, il cui valore oscilla fra i tre e i cinque millimetri {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1892… …   Dizionario italiano

  • fen — [fen] n also fenland [U and C] an area of low flat wet land, especially in Eastern England …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fen — der; [s], [s] (aber: 5 ) <aus chin. fen> kleinste Währungseinheit in China …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • fen — [ fen ] noun count an area of wet flat land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fen — fȇn m DEFINICIJA 1. meteor. topli i suhi vjetar koji puše na zavjetrinskim stranama Alpa i u mnogih ljudi izaziva zdravstvene tegobe 2. tehn. električni aparat za sušenje kose [fen frizura] ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Föhn ← lat. favonius: zapadni vjetar …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • fen — fen1 [fen] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger fenne, marsh, Goth fani, mud < IE base * pen , wet, slime, mire > Ger feucht, damp] an area of low, flat, marshy land; swamp; bog fen2 [fun] n. a monetary unit of China, equal to 1/ 100 of a yuan …   English World dictionary

  • Fen — Fen, Münze u. Gewicht in China, so v.w. Condorin (s.d.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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