esperance

noun

es·​per·​ance ˈe-sp(ə-)rən(t)s How to pronounce esperance (audio)
obsolete

Word History

Etymology

Middle English esperaunce, from Middle French esperance

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of esperance was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near esperance

Cite this Entry

“Esperance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/esperance. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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