spia

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See also: śpią

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French espier.

Verb[edit]

spia

  1. to spy

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Germanic language, maybe from Gothic *𐍃𐍀𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌰 (*spaiha) (spaiha) or from a similar Frankish word.[1] Cognates include Spanish espía (spy), English spy and German spähen (to peek, to spy).

Adjective[edit]

spia (invariable)

  1. spy (attributive)

Noun[edit]

spia f (plural spie)

  1. spy
  2. informer, infiltrator, spy, telltale, fink, grass
  3. (in a car, electric device etc) light, gauge, indicator
    spia dell'olio - oil light
  4. (figuratively) sign, indication, symptom

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

spia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of spiare
  2. second-person singular imperative of spiare

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “spiare” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English spear.

Noun[edit]

spia

  1. A spear.
  2. An arrow.

Derived terms[edit]