Origin of -phane; from Classical Greek phainein, to appear: see fantasy
Origin of -phaneFrom Greek -phan&emacron;s, appearing, from phainesthai, to appear; see bha-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Obsolete form of fane.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.