esperance

[ es-per-uh ns ]
/ ˈɛs pər əns /
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noun Obsolete.


Nearby words

  1. españa,
  2. español,
  3. espec.,
  4. especial,
  5. especially,
  6. esperanto,
  7. espial,
  8. espionage,
  9. esplanade,
  10. esplees

Origin of esperance

1400–50; late Middle English esperaunce < Middle French esperance < Vulgar Latin *spērantia, equivalent to Latin spērant- (stem of spērāns) hoping (present participle of spērāre, derivative of spēs hope) + -ia -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for esperance

esperance

/ (ˈɛspərəns) /

noun

archaic hope or expectation

Word Origin for esperance

C15: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin sperantia (unattested), from Latin spērāre to hope, from spēs hope

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