Lear or Leir can refer to:

  • Leir of Britain, a legendary king of the Britons
  • King Leir, an anonymous play based on the legend of Leir of Britain, published in 1605
  • King Lear, a tragedy by William Shakespeare, also based on the legend of Leir of Britain
  • Learjet aircraft series
  • Lear Corporation, an automotive supplier
  • King Lear (baseball), the nickname of major league baseball player Charles Barnard Lear
  • Lir (Irish) or Llŷr (Welsh), mythological gods of the sea
  • Children of Lir, an Irish legend
  • The Yiddish King Lear, an 1892 play
  • Lear (play), a 1971 Edward Bond play
  • Lear (opera), an opera by Aribert Reimann
  • Leir, a fictional character in the Marvel universe
  • The Last Lear, a 2007 Indian play

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Famous quotes containing the word lear:

    There was an old man of Thermopylae,
    Who never did anything properly;
    —Edward Lear (1812–1888)

    There was an Old Man in a tree,
    Who was horribly bored by a bee;
    —Edward Lear (1812–1888)

    Does any here know me? This is not Lear.
    Does Lear walk thus? speak thus? Where are his eyes?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)