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Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin fāmōsus from fāma fame bhā-2 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Norman famous, from Old French fameus (modern French fameux).
It is still a famous school.
He is famous all over the world.
Daniel Webster lived to become a famous orator and a great statesman.
I will tell you another story of the same brave and famous king.
It's a famous author named Miss Gladys Turnbull.
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