DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German lēren, from Proto-Germanic *laizijaną, cognate with German lehren (teach), Dutch leren, and Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (laisjan). Late Old Norse læra, Norwegian lære, and Swedish lära are also borrowed form Low German.

VerbEdit

lære (imperative lær, infinitive at lære, present tense lærer, past tense lærte, perfect tense har lært)

  1. to teach
    Jeg lærte ham at svømme.
    I taught him how to swim.
  2. to learn
    Jeg lærte at svømme.
    I learnt how to swim.

InflectionEdit

See alsoEdit

  • undervise (teach in an institutionalised context)

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German lēre, from Proto-Germanic *laizō (teaching), cognate with English lore, German Lehre, Dutch leer, and Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍉 (laisō). Norwegian lære and Swedish lära are also borrowed from Low German.

NounEdit

lære c (singular definite læren, plural indefinite lærer)

  1. teachings, doctrine, theory (a coherent system of thoughts or ideas in science or religion)
  2. lesson (a knowledge drawn from experience)
  3. apprenticeship (a practical education in craft, industry or trade)
InflectionEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

lære

  1. Alternative form of lore

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /læː.re/, [ˈlæː.ɾə]

Etymology 1Edit

From German Low German lere

NounEdit

lære f or m (definite singular læra or læren, indefinite plural lærer, definite plural lærene)

  1. education
  2. dogma
  3. study (om / of)

Etymology 2Edit

From late Old Norse læra, lǽra, from Old Saxon lērian, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *laizijaną.

VerbEdit

lære (imperative lær, present tense lærer, passive læres, simple past lærte, past participle lært)

  1. to teach
  2. to learn
Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse læra, from Middle Low German leren, from Old Saxon lērian, from Proto-West Germanic *laiʀijan, from Proto-Germanic *laizijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *loyséyeti, from the root *leys (to trace; to track).

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

lære (present tense lærer, past tense lærte, past participle lært, passive infinitive lærast, present participle lærande, imperative lær)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to learn
  2. (ditransitive) to teach
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German lêre, from Old Saxon lēra, from Proto-Germanic *laizō (teaching, lore, doctrine). Doublet of lære (Etymology 3). Cognates include English lore.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lære f (definite singular læra, indefinite plural lærer, definite plural lærene)

  1. education
  2. teaching, dogma
  3. theory
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From German Lehre f. Doublet of lære (Etymology 2).

NounEdit

lære f or n (definite singular læra or læret, indefinite plural lærer or lære, definite plural lærene or læra)

  1. a model of something
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit