étonner

See also: êtonner

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French estonner, from Old French estoner ‎(to be dizzy due to a violent blow), of obscure origin. Possibly from Old Frankish *stunōn ‎(to make a loud sound), from Proto-Germanic *stunōną ‎(to make a sound, groan), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ten- ‎(to thunder, rustle, drone, groan). Cognate with Old English stunian ‎(to crash, make a loud sound) (see stun); or from a hypothetical Latin *extonare ‎(to thunder out) from ex ‎(out) + tonare ‎(to thunder), ultimate from the same Proto-Indo-European root; or a fusion of both.

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étonner

  1. to surprise

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