Middle English Dictionary Entry

fainen v.
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Note: Cp. faunen & fain.
1.
(a) To be joyful, glad, or happy; to rejoice; (b) to make happy, gladden.
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3.
Of an animal: to show delight or fondness, as by wagging the tail; also, to fawn upon (a person).
4.
To deal fawningly or flatteringly with a person.