guêpe

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French guespe, from Old French wespe, wapce (hornet, wasp), from a conflation of Latin vespa (wasp), and Old Frankish *wespa, *wapsa (wasp), from Proto-Germanic *wapsijōn, *wabsō (wasp); both from Proto-Indo-European *wops-, *wobz- (wasp). Cognate with Old High German wespa, wafsa (wasp), Old Saxon waspa, wespia (wasp), Old English wæsp, wæps (wasp). More at wasp.

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Noun[edit]

guêpe f (plural guêpes)

  1. wasp

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