- to wean.
Origin of spean
1565–75; variant of dial. spane, Middle English spanen; cognate with Low German, Dutch spenen, German (dial.) Spänen
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Examples from the Web for spean
O for a good wat nurse to spean ye, like John Adamson's lambs!The Shepherd's Calendar
This supposes that a vast barrier of ice still remains under Ben Nevis, along all the lower part of the Spean.
This would, I can suppose, account for the sloping terraces along the Spean.
An English officer, a prisoner taken at Spean, stood by, an unwilling spectator of the scene.The Red True Story Book