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Reynard

[ rey-nahrd, -nerd, ren-erd ]

noun

  1. a name given to the fox, originally in the medieval beast epic Reynard the Fox.


Reynard

/ ˈreɪnɑːd; ˈrɛnəd; ˈreɪnəd; ˈrɛnɑːd /

noun

  1. a name for a fox, used in medieval tales, fables, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Reynard1

from earlier Renard, Renart , hero of the French bestiary Roman de Renart : ultimately from the Old High German name Reginhart , literally: strong in counsel

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Example Sentences

Mid-movie, a Reynard in ’80s shoulder pads, she manipulates her husband—who doesn’t need much convincing—into tossing deadweight family members from the business.

From Time

But the watchful foe had disarmed him, and he was compelled to listen to the more reynard-like ferocity of his accomplice.

“You had better stay where you are, my young friend,” said Reynard.

Reynard now instinctively made for the farmyard among the pines, trusting meanwhile that luck would befriend him.

Many animals that can evade Reynard are helpless in the grip of a foe armed so completely as to seem all fangs and talons.

The oldest of beast-tales available for occidental children is the story of Reynard the Fox.

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