verb see speer
Speir Speir, v. i. To ask. See Spere. --Sir W. Scott.
Spere Spere, v. i. [AS. spyrian to inquire, properly, to follow the track; akin to D. speuren, G. sp["u]ren, Icel. spyrja. [root]171. See Spoor.] To search; to pry; to ask; to inquire. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [Written also speer, speir.] --Jamieson.