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EtymologyEdit

From Latin respectus, from the verb respecto (I look back).

NounEdit

respit m (oblique plural respiz or respitz, nominative singular respiz or respitz, nominative plural respit)

  1. rest (physical rest)
    • circa 1176, Chrétien de Troyes, 'Cligès' (in Old French):
      Molt volantiers, que ja respiz n'an sera priz
      Willingly, straight away [i.e. without taking rest first]

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