PGm. *speru- m. ‘spear’ < proto-form. *sperH-u- / Lat. sparus m. ‘hunting-spear, javelin’ < PItal. *sparo- 'spear' < PIE. *sprH-o- 'spear, beam' / Alb. shparr, shperdhë 'oak'. / "Only found as a nominal form in Germanic, Latin and Albanian. Possibly a loanword, or an isolated reflex of a lost root" (MDV) Guus Kroonen. "speru-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2015. Brill Online. February 22, 2015. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=22498 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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