From Middle French guespe, from Old French guespe, wespe, wapce (“hornet, wasp”), from a conflation of Latin vespa (“wasp”), and Old Frankish *wespa, *wapsa (“wasp”), from Proto-Germanic *wapsō (“wasp”); both from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂, from *webʰ- (“to weave”).
- IPA(key): /ɡɛp/
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- IPA(key): /ɡɛːp/ (older, now chiefly Belgium, Canada)
- (Louisiana) IPA(key): [d͡ʒɛp]
guêpe f (plural guêpes)