Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To teach.
  • v. To guide, lead.
  • v. To learn, study.
  • n. learning.
  • n. lesson.
  • n. lore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Learning; lesson; lore.
  • v. To learn; to teach.
  • adj. Empty.
  • n. Flesh; skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of lear, leer, leer.

Etymologies

from Middle English leren ("to teach, instruct"), from Old English lǣran ("to teach, instruct, indoctrinate"), from Proto-Germanic *laizijanan (“to teach”), from *laizō (“lore, teaching", literally, "track, trace”), from Proto-Indo-European *leyəs- (“to track, furrow”). Cognate with Dutch leren, German lehren. See also lear, lore, learn. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To a framework lere and lorn that lacketh blood and life,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Fhe lead pteridon ignored the sphere, and Mykel took an indrawn breath, sensing power still rising in or from the lere until it began to glow more brightly, almost as if terta had appeared over the plateau in all her green glory, 't Mykel could feel no heat.

    Alector's Choice

  • To spend all that time planning and kidnap-jing and killing all those other victims, all of it designed to get you lere, now, under these circumstances.

    Hunting Fear

  • Sam and the carnival are lere because he wanted them to be.

    Hunting Fear

  • 'Once Sir Manuel was tried he'd have had to make a new will. lere was nothing out of the way in that.

    Put On By Cunning

  • Well, it was not all that far from Hastings, lere was another village nearby called misday Green, and very likely the name had Mnething to do with the tapestry.

    Put On By Cunning

  • Wexford wasn't up to understanding it it he gave Gory full marks for ingenuity. lere was more to this old man that at first met eye.

    Put On By Cunning

  • I was strapped down and being fed through a tube, biosensor electrodes attached lere and there, but no medics around.

    The Forever War

  • ¶ Loth to offend and louyng ay to lere Original has

    The Assemble of Goddes

  • "Latyn is feyre to lere," Wace, who "rymed it in Frankis fyne," and

    Early Theories of Translation

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