before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English (Scots) speren, from Old English spyrian to seek after; akin to Old English spor spoor
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“Speer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speer. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.
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