Updated: 3-01-'09

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Explanation of the typenames used by Renault


One thing is certain; Renault used nice names for its products. Many of those names have a certain meaning or are derived from other well-known things. Because the type names are in French, they sound marvellous. Even types names containing a numeral, or names of numerals and characters sounded perfect. For example Renault 4, in French ‘Quatre’. Sounds good, isn’t it. In Dutch it is a bit more simple: Renault ‘vier’. An advantage the French have thanks to their language. For the Dutch it remains difficult. I will try to explain the meaning of some names in this section.


Typenames

Tancarville: The name of a well-known bridge over the river Seine, in Normandy.

Le Centaure: Half man, half horse.

Ceres: Goddess of harvest

Iliade:  Iliad, epic poem. 

Dauphine: Wife of the French Crown Prince.

Pangea: The entire earth

Frégate: Little escort ship / fast three-master


Nicknames

Fainéant: De nietsnut, de luilak

Autorail type JJ: Zoutvaatje

Autorail typen: 5030, U300, X3800 en 3900: Picasso

5050 Gasturbinelocomotief: Belphégor (het spook van de Opéra)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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