What is lantern?

What Does lantern Mean

The Greek word phanárion derived from the Italian fanale . That is the closest etymological antecedent of lantern , a term that in our language refers to different artifacts and objects related to lighting .

The first meaning of lantern mentioned in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy ( RAE ) refers to the large lantern that is installed in a coastal area with the aim that its light works as a signal at night.
These lanterns are usually located in towers that are built in ports . Thanks to the light, it is possible to give warnings from land to sailors.

Another use of lantern that is associated with the universe of navigation refers to the large lanterns that were located at the stern of the boats. These lanterns were used as a command insignia.
Continuing in the field of boats, the lamp that fishing vessels use with the intention of attracting fish can be called lantern . Sardines, herring and anchovies are some of the species that are attracted to light.
A lantern, on the other hand, is a bell of glass or other transparent material that is used to soften the glare. Another function of a lantern of this type is to prevent the light from being turned off by the action of the air.
In addition, a lantern is a bell that, closed at the top, allows to protect what is covered with it . The usual thing is that something is enclosed in a lantern that you want to protect from the dust .

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