From Middle English spekinge, spekynge, spekinde, spekende, spekande, spekand, from Old English specende, sprecende, from Proto-Germanic *sprekandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *sprekaną. Equivalent to speak + -ing. Cognate with Scots speikand, speikin, Saterland Frisian spreekend, West Frisian sprekkend, Dutch sprekend, German Low German sprekend,
From Middle English speking, spekinge, equivalent to speak + -ing.
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