fen
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fenn; akin to Old High German fenna fen, Sanskrit paṅka mud Date: before 12th century low land that is covered wholly or partly with water unless artificially drained and that usually has peaty alkaline soil and characteristic flora (as of sedges and reeds) II. noun (plural fen) Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) fēn Date: 1916 — see yuan at money table

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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