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Fabian

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See also fabian, and Fabián

English

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Fabianus, belonging to Fabius, a Roman family name (borne by a general who won by avoiding decisive contests), possibly derived from faba (bean).

Adjective

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Positive
Fabian

Comparative
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  1. Advocating that socialism be reached through a series of gradual and moderate reforms; believing in the slogan, The movement is everything, the goal is nothing; relating to the Fabian Society, a British socialist society advocating reformist socialism.

Noun

Singular
Fabian

Plural
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Fabian ({{{1}}})
  1. A fabian socialist, a gradualist socialist; a member of the Fabian Society.

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Proper noun

Singular
Fabian

Plural
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Fabian

  1. A male given name borne by an early pope. Rare in English.

Translations


German

Proper noun

Fabian [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Fabian]]

  1. A male given name

Swedish

Proper noun

Fabian

  1. A male given name

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