Origin: ME spayen, aphetic < Anglo-Fr espeier < OFr espeer, to cut with a sword < espee, sword < L spatha: see spade
See spay in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb spayed, spay·ing, spays
Origin: Middle English spaien
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman espeier, to cut with a sword
Origin: , from espee, sword
Origin: , from Latin spatha; see spathe.
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