espía

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See also: espia and espià

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Gothic *𐍃𐍀𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌰 (spaiha),[1] from Proto-Germanic *spehōną "to see, look", from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- "to look" (compare Italian spia, Anglo-Norman espie, English spy, German spähen "too peek, spy" and Latin speciō "I look, watch").

Noun[edit]

espía m, f (plural espías)

  1. spy
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

espía

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of espiar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of espiar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of espiar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joan Coromines, Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua castellana, tercera edición 2011, ISBN 978-84-249-0374-9