- to prophesy; foretell; predict.
Origin of spae
1250–1300; Middle English span < Old Norse spā
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Examples from the Web for spaed
Historical Examples of spaed
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.
- Scot to foretell (the future)
Word Origin for spae
C14: from Old Norse
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