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or speir, spier

verb (used with or without object)
  1. 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


[speer; German shpeyr]
  1. 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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