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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: prophane, from Latin profanus, from fanum 'temple'

profane

1 adjective
     
pro‧fane1 formal
1 showing a lack of respect for God or holy things:
profane language
2 related to ordinary life, not religion or holy things [= secular; ≠ sacred]:
sacred and profane art

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