- to ask, inquire
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
- 1789, Robert Burns, Whistle O'er The Lave O't:
- Now we're married - speir nae mair, / But whistle o'er the lave o't!
- (please add an English translation of this quote)
speir (plural speirs)
- inquiry, investigation
- A person who is continually asking questions; a prying, inquisitive person