spere

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Noun[edit]

spere (plural speres)

  1. (architecture) The fixed structure between the great hall and the screens passage in an English medieval timber house.

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sperren, from Old High German sperran (to put up rafters, beams; to barricade), from sper (spear), from Proto-Germanic *speru.

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spere

  1. (Uri) to block, to bar

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *speru, from Proto-Germanic *speru.

Noun[edit]

spere f or n

  1. spear, lance
  2. spearman, lancer

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: speer
  • Limburgish: spaer

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English spere, from Proto-Germanic *speru.

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Noun[edit]

spere (plural speres or sperren)

  1. A spear or lance.
  2. (Christianity) The Lance of Longinus.
  3. A barb or point.
  4. A spearman; a soldier who wields a spear.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French sphere, from Latin sphaera, from Ancient Greek σφαῖρα (sphaîra).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈspeːr(ə)/, /ˈspɛːr(ə)/

Noun[edit]

spere (plural speres)

  1. (astronomy) The cosmos, outer space
  2. A globe or sphere representing outer space.
  3. (astronomy) The supposed outer sphere of the cosmos, the primum mobile.
  4. sphere, ball, a spherical object.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Medieval Latin spera.

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spere (plural speres)

  1. partition, divider
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *speru, from Proto-Indo-European *sperH-. Cognate with Old High German sper (German Speer), West Frisian spear, Dutch speer, Old Norse spjǫr.

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spere n (nominative plural speoru)

  1. spear, lance, pike, javelin

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Romanian[edit]

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Verb[edit]

spere

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of spera
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of spera