well-learned

learned

[lur-nid for 1–3; lurnd for 4]
adjective
1.
having much knowledge; scholarly; erudite: learned professors.
2.
connected or involved with the pursuit of knowledge, especially of a scholarly nature: a learned journal.
3.
of or showing learning or knowledge; well-informed: learned in the ways of the world.
4.
acquired by experience, study, etc.: learned behavior.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English lerned. See learn, -ed2

learnedly, adverb
learnedness, noun
half-learned, adjective
half-learnedly, adverb
overlearned, adjective
overlearnedly, adverb
overlearnedness, noun
well-learned, adjective
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learned (ˈlɜːnɪd)
 
adj
1.  having great knowledge or erudition
2.  involving or characterized by scholarship
3.  (prenominal) a title applied in referring to a member of the legal profession, esp to a barrister: my learned friend
 
'learnedly
 
adv
 
'learnedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

learn
O.E. leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated," from P.Gmc. *liznojan (cf. O.Fris. lernia, O.H.G. lernen, Ger. lernen "to learn," Goth. lais "I know), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE *leis- "track." Related to Ger. Gleis "track," and to O.E. læst "sole of the foot"
(see last (n.)). The transitive sense (He learned me how to read), now vulgar, was acceptable from c.1200 until early 19c., from O.E. læran "to teach" (cf. M.E. lere, Ger. lehren "to teach;" see lore), and is preserved in the adj. learned "having knowledge gained by study" (c.1340).
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