mensonge

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mensonge, from Old French mençonge, mençunge, probably from a Vulgar Latin *mentionica, from Late Latin mentiō, mentiōnem (in the sense of "lie" rather than "mention"), probably formed from haplology of a root *mentītiō, from Latin mentītus, past participle of mentior. Cognate to Occitan messorga, messonja, mensònega; compare also Italian menzogna, Romansh manzögna and Old French mensoigne, from a different but related root, and Romanian minciună.

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mensonge m (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood

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Noun[edit]

mensonge m, f (plural mensonges)

  1. a lie or falsehood

References[edit]

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