verb (used with object), spaed, spae·ing. Chiefly Scot.
to prophesy; foretell; predict.
Origin of spae
1250–1300; Middle English span < Old Norse spā
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Historical Examples of spae
And now some o' ye maun lay down your watch, and tell me the very minute o' the hour the wean's born, an I'll spae its fortune.'Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott
Scot to foretell (the future)
Word Origin for spae
C14: from Old Norse
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