espion

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from Old French espie (spy), under influence of Italian spione (spy).[1] According to another theory, French espion is borrowed from Italian spione.[2] The word is ultimately of Germanic origin.

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Noun[edit]

espion m (plural espions, feminine espionne)

  1. spy (person who secretly watches)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, ISBN 978-2-84902-424-9
  2. ^ Albert Dauzat, Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique, Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1964

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French espion.

Noun[edit]

espion m (plural espions)

  1. spy

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