Renown Definition

rĭ-noun
noun
The quality of being widely known or acclaimed; fame.
American Heritage
Great fame or reputation; celebrity.
Webster's New World
Report or rumor.
Webster's New World
Reports of nobleness or exploits; praise.
Wiktionary
verb
To make famous.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Renown

  • Middle English renoun from Anglo-Norman from renomer to make famous re- repeatedly (from Latin re–) nomer to name (from Latin nōmināre) (from nōmen nōmin- name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • Old French renon, from re- + non (“name")

    From Wiktionary

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