Word of the day

The word for today is…

espial (noun) – 1. The act of watching or observing.
2. A taking notice of something; a discovery.
3. The fact of being seen or noticed.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Early 13th century, aspy, from Old French espiier “observe, watch closely, spy on; guard, keep in custody” (12th century, Modern French ?pier), from Vulgar Latin *spiare, from a Germanic source (compare Old High German spehon “to spy;”