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.
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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