Origin: Ger speise, amalgam, lit., food < ML spesa, cost, expense, earlier spensa < L expensa (pecunia), (money) spent < pp. of expendere, to expend
See speiss in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: German Speise, food, speiss
Origin: , from Middle High German spīse, food
Origin: , from Old High German spīsa
Origin: , probably from Medieval Latin spēnsa, storehouse
Origin: , or spēsa, provisions
Origin: , both from Latin expēnsa (pecūnia), (money) paid out; see expense.