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 for Learnt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Learn \Learn\ (l[~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Learned
     (l[~e]rnd), or Learnt (l[~e]rnt); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Learning.] [OE. lernen, leornen, AS. leornian; akin to OS.
     lin[=o]n, for lirn[=o]n, OHG. lirn[=e]n, lern[=e]n, G.
     lernen, fr. the root of AS. l[=ae]ran to teach, OS.
     l[=e]rian, OHG. l[=e]ran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth
     lais I know, leis acquainted (in comp.); all prob. from a
     root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf. AS.
     leoran to go. Cf. Last a mold of the foot, lore.]
     1. To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by
        inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction
        concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding
        of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to
        learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to
        learn the truth about something. "Learn to do well." --Is.
        i. 17.
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              Now learn a parable of the fig tree.  --Matt. xxiv.
                                                    32.
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     2. To communicate knowledge to; to teach. [Obs.]
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              Hast thou not learned me how
              To make perfumes ?                    --Shak.
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     Note: Learn formerly had also the sense of teach, in
           accordance with the analogy of the French and other
           languages, and hence we find it with this sense in
           Shakespeare, Spenser, and other old writers. This usage
           has now passed away. To learn is to receive
           instruction, and to teach is to give instruction. He
           who is taught learns, not he who teaches.
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