speer

or speir, spier

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

Chiefly Scot. to ask; inquire.

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
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speir

speer

/ (spiːr) /

verb

Scot to ask; inquire

Word Origin for speir

Old English spyrian to seek after, search for
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