Fon definition

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The Gbe language of the Fon.
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A member of a people of Benin and neighboring parts of Nigeria.
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(obsolete) A fool or idiot.
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(obsolete) Foolish; simple; silly.
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(intransitive, obsolete) To be foolish or simple; act like a fool; dote.
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A chieftain or king of a region of Cameroon.
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A language of Benin and Togo, specifically, in the southern regions corresponding to the former kingdom of Dahomey. Also known as Fongbe or Fɔngbe, it is part of the Gbe family of West African languages.
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Origin of fon

  • From Middle English fon, fonne, of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish fÃ¥ne (“a fool, idiot, prat") (compare Swedish fÃ¥nig (“foolish")), Icelandic fáni (“a buoyant, high-flying person", literally “a standard, flag"), from Proto-Germanic *fanô (“cloth, rag"), from Proto-Indo-European *pān- (“fabric"). Cognate with Old English fana (“a banner, standard"). More at vane.

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  • From Middle English fonnen, from fon, fonne (“fool").

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