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or rey·nard  (rā′nərd, -närd′, rĕn′ərd)
A fox.

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


(ˈrɛnəd; ˈrɛnɑːd; ˈreɪnəd; ˈreɪnɑːd)
(European Myth & Legend) a name for a fox, used in medieval tales, fables, etc
[from earlier Renard, Renart, hero of the French bestiary Roman de Renart: ultimately from the Old High German name Reginhart, literally: strong in counsel]


(ˈreɪ nɑrd, -nərd, ˈrɛn ərd)

a name given to the fox, orig. in the medieval beast epic Reynard the Fox.
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Noun1.Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
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Among the topics are national origin narratives in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, uses and abuses of the barbarian invasions in the 19th and 20th centuries, medieval and neo-medieval buildings in Scandinavia, evocations of the medieval past in late Ottoman architecture, claiming Reynard the Fox for the national literatures of 19th-century Europe, origins of modern Czech philology 1780-1880, and the archaeological finds of the 10th-century Carpathian Basin as national archaeology.
Here he wrote Caxton and his World (1969), an edition of Caxton's History of Reynard the Fox (1970) and Caxton's Own Prose (1973).
The unrecorded appellative can be inferred from the name of a character in the MLG version of Reynard the Fox called Moneke whose name denotes 'monkey' because his father was Martin the Ape.
The fourth section concentrates on the vast field of comic and satirical literature, linguistically mainly in the areas of High German, Low German, Lower Rhine, and Dutch dialects, with an awareness of indebtedness to the Latin and French traditions The familiar and irrepressible figure of Reynard the Fox is missing in this volume but the equally outrageous Till Ulenspiegel and a host of Fools make their presence felt.
There was the rabbit who dug out of its cage on the lawn in the front garden, and whose eviscerated remains were left strewn on our drive by Reynard the Fox.
Rather, it may be a matter of choice by the different authors, and so, in the sample from Morte Darthur in the Helsinki Corpus, no instances of the simple verb were found (the CP was recorded 8 times), while in The History of Reynard the Fox the CP was not found, and the verb was attested 5 times.
Instead of renditions of hits Beautiful Love or Reynard the Fox, bemused fans will be treated to extracts from his book The Modern Antiquarian.