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spae

[spey]
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verb (used with object), spaed, spae·ing. Chiefly Scot.
  1. to prophesy; foretell; predict.

Origin of spae

1250–1300; Middle English span < Old Norse spā
Related formsspa·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for spaed

Historical Examples

  • It was spaed to her when she was yet a maid that she should die of her twelfth lying in; she has already born eleven children.

    The English and Scottish popular ballads (Volume II of 5)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for spaed

spae

verb
  1. Scot to foretell (the future)

Word Origin

C14: from Old Norse
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