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Reni

[re-nee]
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noun
  1. Gui·do [gwee-daw] /ˈgwi dɔ/, 1575–1642, Italian painter.
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reni-

  1. a combining form meaning “kidney,” used in the formation of compound words: reniform.
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Origin of reni-

< Latin rēni-, combining form of rēnēs kidneys
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Examples from the Web for reni

Historical Examples

  • “You are young to give such comfort,” returned Reni, with a sad smile.

    The Fugitives

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The letter is dated Reni, where she had gone for a few days.

    Elsie Inglis

    Eva Shaw McLaren

  • Reni and Ramatoa retired to a dark recess in the cave, and mingled their tears and prayers together.

    The Fugitives

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Reni and Ramatoa, who had pressed forward, looked surprised, for their friend did not speak like a man who had bad news to tell.

    The Fugitives

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • But several pictures which he had conducted in his third manner, previous to Reni's death, fully confute such an opinion.


British Dictionary definitions for reni

Reni

noun
  1. Guido (ˈɡwiːdo). 1575–1642, Italian baroque painter and engraver
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reni-

combining form
  1. kidney or kidneysreniform
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Word Origin

from Latin rēnēs
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