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Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sprekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *spreg-.

VerbEdit

sprecan

  1. to speak

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Further readingEdit

  • sprekan”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sprekaną (to speak, make a noise), from Proto-Indo-European *spreg- (to make a sound, speak).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sprecan

  1. to speak, talk
    Sprec hlūdor.
    Speak louder.
    Be hwām sprece ġē?
    What are you guys talking about?
    Neom iċ þæs wierðe þæt iċ for hine sprece.
    I'm not qualified to speak for him.
    Hine lyst hine selfne sprecan hīeran.
    He likes to hear himself talk.
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, John 4:27
      His leorningcnihtas wundrodon þæt hē wiþ wīf spræc, þēah heora nān cwæþ "Hwæt sēcst þū?" oþþe "Hwæt spricst þū wiþ hīe?"
      His disciples were amazed that he was talking to a woman, though none of them said "What are you looking for?" or "Why are you talking to her?"

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