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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin exāmen. Cognate with Italian sciame, Portuguese enxame, Old Occitan eissam, Spanish enjambre, Catalan eixam. Doublet of examen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.sɛ̃/, /ɛ.sɛ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

essaim m (plural essaims)

  1. swarm (of bees, insects etc.)

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