spörja

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From Old Swedish spyria, from Old Norse spyrja, from Proto-Germanic *spurjaną. Cognate with Norwegian Bokmål spørre, Norwegian Nynorsk spørje, spørja, Danish spørge, Icelandic spyrja, Faroese spyrja, Westrobothnian spöri, Dutch speuren, German spüren, Luxembourgish spieren, English speer, speir, spere and Scots speir.

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spörja

  1. (dated) to ask, to learn, to get news (after having asked around)
    Skall ni verkligen bli läkare? sporde hon en dag
    Are you really becoming a doctor? she asked one day
    han hade sport att påvens munskänk var död
    he had learned that the pope's cupbearer was dead

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