Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of spoke.
  • noun An archaic or poetic preterit of speak.
  • Quiet; tame.
  • Ready; prompt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. of speak.

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  • adjective obsolete Quiet; tame.
  • adjective obsolete Ready; prompt.
  • verb archaic Simple past of speak.

Etymologies

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From Middle English spake, spak, from Old Norse spakr ("wise, gentle, quiet"), from Proto-Germanic *spakaz (“wise, clever”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peǵ- (“to understand; intelligent, attentive”). Cognate with Swedish spak ("manageable"), Danish spag ("quiet, gentle, timid, tame").

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From Middle English spak, from Old English spæc, first and third person singular past tense of specan ("to speak"). More at speak.

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