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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *mentionica, from Late Latin mentio, mentionis (in the sense of "lie" rather than "mention"), probably formed from haplology of a root *mentītiō, from mentītus, past participle of mentior. Compare also Italian menzogna and Old French mensoigne, from a different root, and Romanian minciună.

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NounEdit

mensonge m (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood

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NounEdit

mensonge m, f (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood

ReferencesEdit

  • mensonge on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)