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Derived from Old French espie (“spy”), under influence of Italian spione (“spy”). According to another theory, French espion is borrowed from Italian spione. The word is ultimately of Germanic origin.
- spy (person who secretly watches)
- “espion” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
espion m (plural espions)