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speer

or speir, spier

[ speer ]
/ spɪər /
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verb (used with or without object)

Chiefly Scot. to ask; inquire.

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Origin of speer

before 900; Middle English speren, spiren,Old English spyrian to make tracks, trace, ask about; cognate with German spüren,Old Norse spyrja to ask; akin to spoor

Definition for speer (2 of 2)

Speer
[ speer; German shpeyr ]
/ spɪər; German ʃpeɪr /

noun

Al·bert [al-bert; German ahl-bert], /ˈæl bərt; German ˈɑl bɛrt/, 1905–81, German Nazi leader: appointed by Hitler as official Nazi architect.
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