Middle English Renard, name of the fox who is hero of the French beast epic Roman de Renart, from Middle French Renart, Renard
14th century, in the meaning defined above
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“Reynard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reynard. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.
derived from Renart, Renard, the name of a fox who was the hero of an early French epic poem Roman de Renart
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