The American embassy to France is located in Paris.
The Japanese embassy to the United States traveled to Washington, D.C., where it was received by James Buchanan, before continuing on to New York and then returning to Japan, making several stops on the way.
Origin of embassy
- Variant of ambassy office or function of an ambassador from obsolete French ambassée from Medieval Latin ambactiāta embassage
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Variant form of ambassy, from Middle French ambassée (“mission, charge, embassy”), from Old French ambascee, enbassee (“message for a high official, official mission”), from Old Italian ambasciata, from Old Provençal ambayassada (“embassy”) (compare Occitan ambaissada), from ambaissa (“service, duty”), from Lombardic *ambahti (“hostage”) (as hostages were used to seal pacts), from Proto-Germanic *ambahtijaz, *ambahtaz (“follower, servant”), from Gaulish *ambactos (“dependant, vassal”, literally “one going around”) (compare Old Irish amos, amsach (“mercenary, servant”), Welsh amaeth (“tenant farm”)). More at ambassador.