speir

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See also: Speir and spéir

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

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

Noun[edit]

speir (plural speirs)

  1. inquiry, investigation
  2. A person who is continually asking questions; a prying, inquisitive person