renown

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Old French renon, from re- + non (name)

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renown (uncountable)

  1. Fame; celebrity; wide recognition.
    • Dryden
      Nor envy we thy great renown, nor grudge thy victory.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      There sleep the mighty dead as in life they slept, warriors and princes of high renown.
  2. Reports of nobleness or exploits; praise.
    • Shakespeare
      This famous duke of Milan, / Of whom so often I have heard renown.

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