adjective Re·nan·i·an \rə̇ˈnanēən\

Definition of Renanian

  1. :  of or relating to the French philologist and historian Ernest Renan or resembling his thought or style

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Origin and Etymology of renanian

Joseph Ernest Renan †1892 French philologist and historian + English -ian

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to criticize severely

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