c. lepee

Épée

[ey-pey]
noun
Charles Michel, Abbé de l', 1712–89, French priest and teacher of the deaf: pioneer in the development of sign language.
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épée (ˈɛpeɪ, French epe)
 
n
a sword similar to the foil but with a larger guard and a heavier blade of triangular cross section
 
[C19: from French: sword, from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē blade; see spade1]

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epee
1889, from Fr. épée, lit. "sword" from O.Fr. espe, from L. spatha (see epaulet).
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