Lear

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noun \ˈlir\

Definition of Lear

  1. :  a legendary king of Britain and hero of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear

13th Century

First Known Use of lear

13th century


Lear

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biographical name \ˈlir\

Definition of Lear

  1. Edward 1812–1888 English painter and nonsense poet


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