“envoys stonewall in London, Dublin,” read another headline.
But in the fall of 2012, Ciechanover laid the groundwork in quiet meetings with Turkish envoys in Geneva.
One can imagine that patience with the British envoys was in particularly short supply.
"messenger," 1660s, from French envoyé "messenger," literally "one sent" (12c.), noun use of past participle of envoyer "send," from Vulgar Latin *inviare "send on one's way," from Latin in "on" (see in- (2)) + via "road" (see via (adv.)). The same French word was borrowed in Middle English to mean "a stanza of a poem sending it off to find readers" (late 14c.).