Fame Definition

fām
famed, fames, fame
noun
fames
Public report; rumor.
Webster's New World
Reputation, esp. good reputation.
Webster's New World
The state of being widely known or much talked about; renown; celebrity.
Webster's New World
Rumor.
American Heritage

(now rare) What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.

Wiktionary
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verb
famed, fames, fame
To make famous.
Webster's New World
To report to be.
American Heritage

Origin of Fame

  • From Middle English, from Old French fame (“celebrity, renown”), from Latin fāma (“talk, rumor, report, reputation”), from Proto-Indo-European *bheh₂meh₂-, from Proto-Indo-European *bheh₂- (“to speak, say, tell”). Cognate with Ancient Greek φήμη (phēmē, “talk”). Related also to Latin for (“speak, say”, verb), Old English bōian (“to boast”), Old English bēn (“prayer, request”), Old English bannan (“to summon, command, proclaim”). More at ban.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin fāma bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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