épier

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French espier, from Old French espier, from Vulgar Latin *spiāre (compare Italian spiare, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan espiar), from Frankish *spehōn, from Proto-Germanic *spehōną (to spy), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to look). Cognate with Middle Dutch spien (to spy), German spähen (to peek, peer, spy). More at spy.

Verb[edit]

épier

  1. (transitive) to spy on, keep an eye on, watch
  2. (transitive, dated) to watch for

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin spicare.

Verb[edit]

épier

  1. (intransitive, agriculture) to ear
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