EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Old English læran (to teach). Compare with German lehren with identical meaning. But probably just a variant of standard English learn.

VerbEdit

larn (third-person singular simple present larns, present participle larnin, simple past and past participle larned or larnt)

  1. (Northern England, especially Tyneside) To learn.
  2. (Northern England, especially Tyneside) To teach.
    Larn yersel te taalk propa like!

ReferencesEdit

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
  • Frank Graham (1987) The New Geordie Dictionary, →ISBN
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]

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