Pronounced: EE-koh-toe-pee-uh (alternatively, EK-oh-toe-pee-uh), noun

Notes: I didn’t know the word, but it made sense later

Yesterday’s word

The word espy means “to see at a distance; catch sight of”

First usage

This word goes back to the late 1100s or early 1200s

Background / Comments

As I noted yesterday, I might have had the correct meaning, but I thought that the word was pronounced “ES-pee” and couldn’t guess the definition. Our word comes from the Middle English word espyen, which comes from the Old French word espier.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: