speir

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English spyrian, from Proto-Germanic *spurjaną. Cognate with German spüren, Swedish spörja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae speir (third-person singular simple present speirs, present participle speirin, simple past speirt or spure, past participle speirt)

  1. to ask
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)