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lear

[leer] /lɪər/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
learning; instruction; lesson.
Origin
late Middle English
1350-1400
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

Lear

[leer] /lɪər/
noun
1.
Edward, 1812–88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter.
2.
(italics) King Lear.
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Lear

/lɪə/
noun
1.
Edward. 1812–88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks
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