Share this entry

fain
American English: /feɪn/
British English: /feɪn/

Translation of fain in Spanish:

adverb

  • [archaic or liter]
    Example sentences
    • I would fain be friends with you, for their sake.
    • ‘Depend upon it that, rude and careless as I am, I would fain practice the yoga faithfully,’ he writes.
    • There was something else which she would fain have said, and she stabbed with her finger into the air in the direction of the Doctor's [i.e. her stepfather's room], but a fresh convulsion seized her and choked her words.

Definition of fain in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day exemplum
    Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
    noun
    an example or model...
    Cultural fact of the day

    rastro

    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.