French edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /asp/
  • (file)

Noun edit

aspe m (plural aspes)

  1. (zoology) asp (fish)

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.spe/
  • Rhymes: -aspe
  • Hyphenation: à‧spe

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin aspis, from Ancient Greek ἀσπίς (aspís). Doublet of aspide.

Noun edit

aspe m (plural aspi) (poetic)

  1. asp (venomous snake)
    Synonym: aspide
    • 1516–1532, Ludovico Ariosto, “Canto 18”, in Orlando furioso, stanza 33; republished as Santorre Debenedetti, editor, Bari: Laterza, 1928:
      A quello annunzio entrò la Gelosia,
      fredda come aspe, et abbracciò costui.
      With that announcement, Jealousy entered, cold as an asp, and embraced him.
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Further reading edit

  • aspe in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

aspe f

  1. plural of aspa

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Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old English æspe, from Proto-West Germanic *aspu, from Proto-Germanic *aspō.

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈasp(ə)/, /ˈɛsp(ə)/

Noun edit

aspe

  1. aspen
Related terms edit
Descendants edit
  • English: asp (aspen)
  • Scots: esp
References edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Old French aspe, from Latin aspis. Doublet of aspide, from Latin oblique forms.

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Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aspe

  1. asp (snake)
    Synonym: aspide
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Verb edit

aspe

  1. inflection of aspar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative