spier

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[spahy-er]
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noun

a person who spies, watches, or discovers.

Origin of spier

1
Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at spy, -er1

spier

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[speer]

verb (used with or without object)

speer

or speir, spier

[speer]

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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