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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.pje/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French espier, from Old French espier, from Vulgar Latin *spiāre (compare Italian spiare, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan espiar), from Frankish *spehōn, from Proto-Germanic *spehōną (to spy), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to look). Cognate with Middle Dutch spien (to spy), German spähen (to peek, peer, spy).

VerbEdit

épier

  1. (transitive) to spy on, keep an eye on, watch
    • 1924, Emmanuel Bove, Mes Amis[1]:
      Par les fenêtres entre-bâillées, j’épie les rez-de-chaussée. Je vois des plantes vertes qui viennent d’être arrosées, des douilles d’obus rutilantes et des lames de parquet étroites, cirées, qui font des zigzags.
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  2. (transitive, dated) to watch for

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin spicare.

VerbEdit

épier

  1. (intransitive, agriculture) to ear
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