mensonge

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *mentionica, from Late Latin mentio, mentionis (in the sense of "lie" rather than "mention"), probably formed from haplology of a root *mentītiō, from mentītus, past participle of mentior. Cf. also Italian menzogna and Old French mensoigne, from a different root, and Romanian minciună.

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NounEdit

mensonge m (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood

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Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

mensonge m (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood
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