See also: espée

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • espée (16th and 17th centuries)

EtymologyEdit

From Old French espee.

NounEdit

espee f (plural espees)

  1. sword

DescendantsEdit

  • French: épée

ReferencesEdit

  • espee on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier spede, from Latin spatha, from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē).

NounEdit

espee f (oblique plural espees, nominative singular espee, nominative plural espees)

  1. sword
    • circa 1150, Author unknown, La Chanson de Roland:
      Cler en riant l’ad dit a Guenelun :
      « Tenez m’espee, meillur n’en at nuls hom[. »]
      Clearly laughing, he [the king] said to Guenelun
      "Take hold of my sword, no man has better".

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