espee

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Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • espée (16th and 17th centuries)

Etymology[edit]

Old French espee.

Noun[edit]

espee f (plural espees)

  1. sword

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  • espee on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin spatha.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. sword
    • 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".

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