speken

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English specan, from the earlier sprecan.

Verb[edit]

speken(third-person singular simple present speketh, present participle spekinge, simple past spak, past participle speken)

  1. to speak (communicate using the voice)
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      And whan that he wel dronken hadde the wyn,
      Than wolde he speke no word but Latyn.
      And when he had drunk all the wine
      He would not speak a word other than Latin

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