(third-person singular simple present leres, present participle lering, simple past and past participle lered)
From Middle English leren (“to teach, instruct”), from Old English lǣran (“to teach, instruct, indoctrinate”), from Proto-Germanic *laizijaną (“to teach”), from *laizō (“lore, teaching", literally, "track, trace”), from Proto-Indo-European *leyəs- (“to track, furrow”). Cognate with Scots lere, leir, Saterland Frisian leere, West Frisian leare, Dutch leren, German lehren, Swedish lära. See also lear, lore, learn.
(comparative more lere, superlative most lere)
- (obsolete) empty