espía

See also: espia and espià

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Gothic *𐍃𐍀𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌰 (spaiha),[1] from Proto-Germanic *spehōną "to see, look", from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- "to look" (cf. Italian spia, Anglo-Norman espie, English spy, German spähen "too peek, spy" and Latin speciō "I look, watch").

NounEdit

espía m, f (plural espías)

  1. spy
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

espía

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of espiar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of espiar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of espiar.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joan Coromines, Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua castellana, tercera edición 2011, ISBN 978-84-249-0374-9
Last modified on 12 September 2013, at 13:30