esperance

esperance

[es-per-uhns]
noun Obsolete.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English esperaunce < Middle French esperance < Vulgar Latin *spērantia, equivalent to Latin spērant- (stem of spērāns) hoping (present participle of spērāre, derivative of spēs hope) + -ia -ia

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esperance (ˈɛspərəns)
 
n
archaic hope or expectation
 
[C15: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin sperantia (unattested), from Latin spērāre to hope, from spēs hope]

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