lear

[leer]

Origin of lear

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 lore1

Lear

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

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