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a term applied to various articles, as: a peculiar striped scarf worn by the pope at mass, and by eastern bishops. A maniple.

alternative forms: fannel, phanon, etc.

Origin: f. Fanon, LL. Fano, fr. OHG. Fano banner cloth, g. Fahne banner. See vane, and cf. Fanion, Confalon.

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