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NounEdit

spere (plural speres)

  1. (architecture) The fixed structure between the great hall and the screens passage in an English medieval timber house.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *speru, from Proto-Germanic *speru.

NounEdit

spere f, n

  1. spear, lance
  2. spearman, lancer

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Further readingEdit

  • spere, sperre”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • spere (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English spere, from Proto-Germanic *speru.

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NounEdit

spere (plural speres or sperren)

  1. A spear or lance.
  2. (Christianity) The Lance of Longinus.
  3. A barb or point.
  4. A spearman; a soldier who wields a spear.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French sphere, from Latin sphaera, from Ancient Greek σφαῖρα (sphaîra).

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspeːr(ə)/, /ˈspɛːr(ə)/

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spere (plural speres)

  1. (astronomy) The cosmos, outer space
  2. A globe or sphere representing outer space.
  3. (astronomy) The supposed outer sphere of the cosmos, the primum mobile.
  4. sphere, ball, a spherical object.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Medieval Latin spera.

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spere (plural speres)

  1. partition, divider
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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *speru, from Proto-Indo-European *sperH-. Cognate with Old High German sper (German Speer), West Frisian spear, Dutch speer, Old Norse spjör.

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NounEdit

spere n (nominative plural speoru)

  1. spear, lance, pike, javelin

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