How to Pronounce lear?

Correct pronunciation for the word "lear" is [lˈi͡ə], [lˈi‍ə], [l_ˈiə].

"Lear" in context

Lear is an English surname that has origins in multiple languages. The Old English origin is derived from the word leof, meaning 'beloved', while the Old Welsh origin is derived from the word lêr, meaning 'green' or 'meadow'. Lear is believed to have first been used as a personal name before it became a surname in medieval times.

In Scotland, the Lear surname likely would have been derived from the Gaelic word laoraidh, meaning 'lord' or 'ruler'.

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