What does the word Spake mean?

Usage examples for Spake

  1. And the damsel went into the ship with them, and spake to Sir Percival: " Sir Percival, know ye not who I am?" – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  2. He spake of the men and things which he had seen. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  3. My lady offereth you of a truth, so spake Swemmel, her love and duty. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown