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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: renon, from renomer 'to make famous', from nomer 'to name'

renown

noun
     
re‧nown [uncountable] formal
when you are famous and a lot of people admire you for a special skill, achievement, or quality [= acclaim]
international/public etc renown
He has won world renown for his films.
He achieved some renown as a football player.

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