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renown

[ri-noun] /rɪˈnaʊn/
noun
1.
widespread and high repute; fame.
2.
Obsolete. report or rumor.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English renoun < Anglo-French; Old French renom, derivative of renomer to make famous < Latin re- re- + nōmināre to name
Related forms
renownless, adjective
Synonyms
1. celebrity, glory, distinction, note, eminence.
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renown

/rɪˈnaʊn/
noun
1.
widespread reputation, esp of a good kind; fame
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-Norman renoun, from Old French renom, from renomer to celebrate, from re- + nomer to name, from Latin nōmināre
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Word Origin and History for renownless
renown
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. renoun, O.Fr. renon, from renomer "make famous," from re- "repeatedly" + nomer "to name," from L. nominare "to name." The M.E. verb renown has been assimilated to the noun via renowned "famous, celebrated" (late 14c.).
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