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From espia +‎ -ar, or from Vulgar Latin *spiāre, from Gothic or Frankish *spehōn, from Proto-Germanic *spehōną (to see, look), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to look).

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espiar (first-person singular present espio, past participle espiat)

  1. to spy (act as a spy)

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *spiāre, from Gothic or Frankish *spehōn, from Proto-Germanic *spehōną (to see, look), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to look).

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espiar (first-person singular present indicative espio, past participle espiado)

  1. to spy (to act as a spy)
  2. to peek; to peep

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From espía, or from Vulgar Latin *spiāre, from Gothic or Frankish *spehōn, from Proto-Germanic *spehōną (to see, look), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to look).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

espiar (first-person singular present espío, first-person singular preterite espié, past participle espiado)

  1. to spy (act as a spy)

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: stressed í in certain conjugations; monosyllabic forms do not have a written accent in certain conjugations.

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