Fen meaning

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An area of low wet land having peaty soil and typically being less acidic than a bog.
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An area of low, flat, marshy land; swamp; bog.
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A type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline.
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A monetary unit of China, equal to1100 of a yuan.
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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.
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Origin of fen

  • Middle English from Old English fenn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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’).

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary