Commentators asked whether Norway had learnt anything from 22 July: Did Breivik “win”, as a Swedish journalist suggested?
The thing I've learnt about you, the American people, is this— you are all heroes.
I know that many people around the world remember my son, many health professionals have learnt from our choices.
What typifies the modern commune is the fact that it has learnt from earlier mistakes.
She had learnt from Warren Cowan, whom she worked with for many years in his Beverly Hills office.
All these things I remember, and how I learnt them I remember.
Why he learnt it so fast, That from being the last,He soon was the first in the class.
The purely scientific part was, we are assured, not learnt from her.
The character of a nation is not to be learnt from its fine folks.'
Early the next morning the Magician sent for him, and said, 'Let's see now what you've learnt.
Old English leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about," from Proto-Germanic *liznojan (cf. Old Frisian lernia, Middle Dutch leeren, Dutch leren, Old High German lernen, German lernen "to learn," Gothic lais "I know"), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE *leis- "track." Related to German Gleis "track," and to Old English 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 Old English læran "to teach" (cf. Dutch leren, German lehren "to teach," literally "to make known;" see lore), and is preserved in past participle adjective learned "having knowledge gained by study." Related: Learning.