Montaigne

[ mon-teyn; French mawn-ten-yuh ]
/ mɒnˈteɪn; French mɔ̃ˈtɛn yə /
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noun

Mi·chel Ey·quem [mee-shel e-kem] /miˈʃɛl ɛˈkɛm/, Seigneur de,1533–92, French essayist.
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Montaigne

/ (French mɔ̃tɛɲ) /

noun

Michel Eyquem de (miʃɛl ikɛm də). 1533–92, French writer. His life's work, the Essays (begun in 1571), established the essay as a literary genre and record the evolution of his moral ideas
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