lear

lear

[leer]
noun Scot. and North England.
learning; instruction; lesson.

Origin:
1350–1400; late Middle English lere lesson, noun use of lere to teach, Old English lǣran; cognate with Dutch leren, German lehren, Gothic laisjan; akin to lore

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Lear

[leer]
noun
1.
Edward, 1812–88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter.
2.
(italics) King Lear.
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Lear (lɪə)
 
n
Edward. 1812--88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks

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