From Middle English speker, spekere, an alteration (with change of suffix) of Old English speca, spreca, from Proto-Germanic *sprekô, equivalent to speak + -er. Compare Saterland Frisian Spreeker, West Frisian sprekker, Dutch spreker, German Low German Spreker, German Sprecher.
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