espion

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EtymologyEdit

Derived from Old French espie (spy), under influence of Italian spione (spy).[1] According to another theory, French espion is borrowed from Italian spione.[2] The word is ultimately of Germanic origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

espion m (plural espions)

  1. spy (person who secretly watches)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, ISBN 978-2-84902-424-9
  2. ^ Albert Dauzat, Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique, Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1964
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