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spier1

[spahy-er] /ˈspaɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person who spies, watches, or discovers.
Origin of spier1
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English; see spy, -er1

spier2

[speer] /spɪər/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.

speer

or speir, spier

[speer] /spɪər/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
Chiefly Scot. to ask; inquire.
Origin
before 900; Middle English speren, spiren, Old English spyrian to make tracks, trace, ask about; cognate with German spüren, Old Norse spyrja to ask; akin to spoor
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