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Teach

[teech] /titʃ/
noun
1.
Edward ("Blackbeard") died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas.
Also, Thatch, Thach.
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British Dictionary definitions for blackbeard teach

teach

/tiːtʃ/
verb teaches, teaching, taught
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) often foll by how. to help to learn; tell or show (how): to teach someone to paint, to teach someone how to paint
2.
to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal): to teach French, to teach children, she teaches
3.
(transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to cause to learn or understand: experience taught him that he could not be a journalist
4.
(informal) Also teach someone a lesson. to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour
Derived Forms
teachable, adjective
Word Origin
Old English tǣcan; related to tācentoken, Old Frisian tēken, Old Saxon tēkan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn sign

Teach

/tiːtʃ/
noun
1.
Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America
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Word Origin and History for blackbeard teach

teach

v.

Old English tæcan (past tense and past participle tæhte) "to show, point out," also "to give instruction," from Proto-Germanic *taikijanan (cf. Old High German zihan, German zeihen "to accuse," Gothic ga-teihan "to announce"), from PIE *deik- "to show, point out" (see diction). Related to Old English tacen, tacn "sign, mark" (see token). Related: Taught; teaching.

Old English tæcan had more usually a sense of "show, declare, warn, persuade" (cf. German zeigen "to show," from the same root); while the Old English word for "to teach, instruct, guide" was more commonly læran, source of modern learn and lore.

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