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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French mensonge, from Old French mençonge, mençunge, probably from a Vulgar Latin *mentionica, from Late Latin mentiō, mentiōnem (in the sense of "lie" rather than "mention"), probably formed from haplology of a root *mentītiō, from Latin mentītus, past participle of mentior. Cognate to Occitan messorga, messonja, mensònega; compare also Italian menzogna, Old Portuguese mensonha, Romansh manzögna and Old French mensoigne, from a different but related root, and Romanian minciună.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɑ̃.sɔ̃ʒ/
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NounEdit

mensonge m (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood

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NounEdit

mensonge m or f (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood

ReferencesEdit

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