Faming



[feym] /feɪm/

noun
1.
widespread reputation, especially of a favorable character; renown; public eminence:
to seek fame as an opera singer.
2.
common estimation or opinion generally held of a person or thing; reputation.
verb (used with object), famed, faming.
3.
Archaic. to have or spread the renown of; to make .
/feɪm/
noun
1.
the state of being widely known or recognized; renown; celebrity
2.
(archaic) rumour or public report
verb
3.
(transitive; now usually passive) to make known or famous; celebrate: he was famed for his ruthlessness
n.

early 13c., “character attributed to someone;” late 13c., “celebrity, renown,” from Old French fame “fame, reputation, renown, rumor,” from Latin fama “talk, rumor, report, reputation,” from PIE root *bha- (2) “to speak, tell, say” (cf. Sanskrit bhanati “speaks;” Latin fari “to say,” fabula “narrative, account, tale, story;” Armenian ban, bay “word, term;” Old Church Slavonic bajati “to talk, tell;” Old English boian “to boast,” ben “prayer, request;” Greek pheme “talk,” phone “voice, sound,” phanai “to speak;” Old Irish bann “law”).

The goddess Fama was the personification of rumor in Roman mythology. The Latin derivative fabulare was the colloquial word for “speak, talk” since the time of Plautus, whence Spanish hablar.

I’ve always been afraid I was going to tap the world on the shoulder for 20 years, and when it finally turned around I was going to forget what I had to say. [Tom Waits, “Playboy” magazine interview, March, 1988]

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Famish

    [fam-ish] /ˈfæm ɪʃ/ verb (used with or without object), Archaic. 1. to suffer or cause to suffer extreme hunger; starve. 2. to starve to death. /ˈfæmɪʃ/ verb 1. (now usually passive) to be or make very hungry or weak 2. (archaic) to die or cause to die from starvation 3. (Irish) to make very cold: […]

  • Famished

    [fam-isht] /ˈfæm ɪʃt/ adjective 1. extremely hungry: to be famished after a hike; famished, homeless multitudes. [fam-ish] /ˈfæm ɪʃ/ verb (used with or without object), Archaic. 1. to suffer or cause to suffer extreme hunger; starve. 2. to starve to death. /ˈfæmɪʃ/ verb 1. (now usually passive) to be or make very hungry or weak […]



  • Famishing

    [fam-ish] /ˈfæm ɪʃ/ verb (used with or without object), Archaic. 1. to suffer or cause to suffer extreme hunger; starve. 2. to starve to death. /ˈfæmɪʃ/ verb 1. (now usually passive) to be or make very hungry or weak 2. (archaic) to die or cause to die from starvation 3. (Irish) to make very cold: […]

  • Famotidine

    famotidine fa·mo·ti·dine (fə-mō’tĭ-dēn’) n. A histamine H2 antagonist used in the treatment of duodenal ulcers.



Disclaimer: Faming definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.