[ spey ]
/ speɪ /
verb (used with object), spaed, spae·ing. Chiefly Scot.
to prophesy; foretell; predict.
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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby spae
Origin of spae
1250–1300; Middle English span < Old Norse spā
OTHER WORDS FROM spaespa·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for spae
/ (speɪ) /
Scot to foretell (the future)
Word Origin for spae
C14: from Old Norse
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