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Old French[edit]


espee f (oblique plural espes, nominative singular espee, nominative plural espes)

  1. sword; epee
    • circa 1150, Author unknown, La Chanson de Roland:
      Cler en riant l’ad dit a Guenelun :
      « Tenez m’espee, meillur n’en at nuls hom[. »]
      Clearly laughing, he [the king] said to Guenelun
      "Take hold of my sword, no man has better".


  • English: epee (via Modern French)
  • French: épée