Reynard meaning

rānərd, -närd, rĕnərd
A fox.
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(person, proper) The fox in the medieval cycle of fables Reynard the Fox.
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A name for any fox in fable and folklore.
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A male fox; a dog; a tod.
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(UK) A name in European folklore for the red fox.
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Origin of reynard

  • Middle English Renard, Reynard from Old French Renart Middle Dutch Reynaert the name of the fox in the beast epic Roman de Renart

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

  • French Renard (from which renard (“fox")), from German Reinhard, from Proto-Germanic *raginÄ… (“counsel by the gods") + *harduz (“hard, strong").

    From Wiktionary