Many former East Germans still do not know who spied on them, what was reported and the consequences.
Would the adversaries come to blows when they spied each other at the same East End party?
I asked Stout whether he could name any right-wing journalists who spied for foreign governments.
mid-13c., from Old French espier "to spy," probably from Frankish *spehon, from Proto-Germanic *spekh- (cf. Old High German *spehon "to look out for, scout, spy," German spähen "to spy," Middle Dutch spien), the Germanic survivals of the productive PIE root *spek- "to look" (see scope (n.1)).
mid-13c., "one who spies on another," From Old French espie, probably from a Germanic source (see spy (v.)).