esperance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French esperance (compare modern French espérance).

Noun[edit]

esperance (plural esperances)

  1. (obsolete) Expectation, hope.
    • circa 1602 -- William Shakespeare, -- Troilus and Cressida, Act V, Scene II
      Sith yet there is a credence in my heart,
      An esperance so obstinately strong,
      That doth invert the attest of eyes and ears

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

esperance f (plural esperances)

  1. hope

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

esperance f (oblique plural esperances, nominative singular esperance, nominative plural esperances)

  1. hope

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

esperance

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of esperanzar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of esperanzar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of esperanzar.