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favonian

fa·vo·ni·an
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-voh-nee-uh n]
    • /fəˈvoʊ ni ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-voh-nee-uh n]
    • /fəˈvoʊ ni ən/

Definitions of favonian word

  • adjective favonian of or relating to the west wind. 1
  • adjective favonian mild or favorable; propitious. 1
  • noun favonian Pertaining to the west wind; mild, gentle. 1
  • adjective favonian of or relating to the west wind 0
  • abbreviation FAVONIAN favourable 0
  • adjective favonian of or like the west wind; esp., gentle, mild, etc. 0

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Origin of favonian

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
1650-60; < Latin Favōniānus. See Favonius, -an. Cf. foehn

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Parts of speech for Favonian

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

favonian popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

favonian usage trend in Literature

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