leren

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch leren, from Old Dutch lēren, from Proto-Germanic *laizijaną.

Verb[edit]

leren

  1. (transitive) to learn
  2. (transitive) to teach
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of leren (weak)
infinitive leren
past singular leerde
past participle geleerd
infinitive leren
gerund leren n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular leer leerde
2nd person sing. (jij) leert leerde
2nd person sing. (u) leert leerde
2nd person sing. (gij) leert leerde
3rd person singular leert leerde
plural leren leerden
subjunctive sing.1 lere leerde
subjunctive plur.1 leren leerden
imperative sing. leer
imperative plur.1 leert
participles lerend geleerd
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of lederen, from Middle Dutch lederijn, lederen (but also already leren). Equivalent to leer +‎ -en.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leren (not comparable)

  1. made of leather
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of leren
uninflected leren
inflected leren
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. leren
n. sing. leren
plural leren
definite leren
partitive

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

leren

  1. third-person plural future subjunctive of ler
  2. third-person plural personal infinitive of ler

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch lēren, from Proto-Germanic *laizijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lêren

  1. to learn
  2. to teach
  3. to tell

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Indicative Present Past
1st singular lêre lêerde
2nd singular lêers, lêres lêerdes
3rd singular lêert, lêret lêerde
1st plural lêren lêerden
2nd plural lêert, lêret lêerdet
3rd plural lêren lêerden
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular lêre lêerde
2nd singular lêers, lêres lêerdes
3rd singular lêre lêerde
1st plural lêren lêerden
2nd plural lêert, lêret lêerdet
3rd plural lêren lêerden
Imperative Present
Singular lêre
Plural lêert, lêret
Present Past
Participle lêrende gelêert

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • leren (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • leren (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English lǣran (to teach); see learn (teach) (etymology 2) for more.

Verb[edit]

leren

  1. to teach or instruct
  2. to guide or lead

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laizijaną, from *laizō (lore). Akin to Old Saxon lērian, Old Frisian lēra, Old English lǣran, Old High German lēren and Old Norse læra.

Verb[edit]

lēren

  1. to learn
  2. to teach

Descendants[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laizijaną, from *laizō (lore). Akin to Old Saxon lērian, Old Dutch lēren, Old English lǣran, Old Norse læra, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (laisjan).

Verb[edit]

lēren

  1. to teach

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