Origin: altered (< run + obs. agate, on the way) < ME renegat, apostate, villain < OFr < ML renegatus: see renegade
See runagate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of obsolete renegate, renegade (influenced by run and agate, on the way)
Origin: , from Middle English
Origin: , from Medieval Latin renegātus; see renegade.
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