edward teach

Teach

[teech]
noun
Edward ("Blackbeard") died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas.
Also, Thatch, Thach.
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teach (tiːtʃ)
 
vb (often foll by how) , teaches, teaching, taught
1.  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.  (tr; 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
 
[Old English tǣcan; related to tācentoken, Old Frisian tēken, Old Saxon tēkan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn sign]
 
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Teach (tiːtʃ)
 
n
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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teach
O.E. tæcan (past tense and pp. tæhte) "to show, point out," also "to give instruction," from P.Gmc. *taikijanan (cf. O.H.G. zihan, Ger. zeihen "to accuse," Goth. ga-teihan "to announce"), from PIE *deik- "to show, point out" (see diction). Related to O.E. tacen,
tacn "sign, mark" (see token). O.E. tæcan had more usually a sense of "show, declare, warn, persuade" (cf. Ger. zeigen "to show," from the same root); while the O.E. word for "to teach, instruct, guide" was more commonly læran, source of modern learn and lore.
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