renown

[ ri-noun ]
/ rɪˈnaʊn /

noun

widespread and high repute; fame.
Obsolete. report or rumor.

Origin of renown

1300–50; Middle English renoun < Anglo-French; Old French renom, derivative of renomer to make famous < Latin re- re- + nōmināre to name

Related forms

re·nown·less, adjective
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renown

/ (rɪˈnaʊn) /

noun

widespread reputation, esp of a good kind; fame

Word Origin for renown

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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