envoi vs envoy what difference

what is difference between envoi and envoy

English

Alternative forms

  • envoy

Etymology

Borrowed from French envoi.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.vɔɪ/, /ˈɑn.vɔɪ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.vɔɪ/

Noun

envoi (plural envois)

  1. (poetry) A short stanza at the end of a poem, used either to address a person or to comment on the preceding body of the poem.

Anagrams

  • ovine

French

Etymology

From earlier envei, envoy; from the verb envoyer (to send).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.vwa/

Noun

envoi m (plural envois)

  1. dispatch, sending (act of sending); shipping
  2. (military) dispatch
  3. package (something that is sent or dispatches)
  4. (poetry) envoi

Related terms

  • coup d’envoi
  • envoi recommandé
  • envoyer
  • renvoi

Descendants

  • English: envoi, envoy

Further reading

  • “envoi” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • ovine


English

Etymology

From French envoyé (envoy, messenger), from envoyer (send).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.vɔɪ/, /ˈɑn.vɔɪ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.vɔɪ/

Noun

envoy (plural envoys)

  1. (law) a diplomatic agent of the second rank, next in status after an ambassador.
  2. a representative.
  3. a diplomat.
  4. a messenger.
  5. (poetry) Alternative spelling of envoi: a short stanza at the end of a poem

Synonyms

  • (diplomatic agent of second rank): envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary

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