Leeraar, noun

Also Lehrer.
DutchShow more Dutch, teacher, from leren to instruct, teach.
predikant sense a.
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit 63During the whole day, parties of Hottentots came to wish their Teachers a happy new-year. Lehrer or Teachers, is the name they generally give to the missionaries.
1841 B. Shaw Memorials 290Andries myn Leerar (my teacher) is dead; he died on a journey through the Karree Mountains.
1849 N.J. Merriman Cape Jrnls (1957) 66That evening they perplexed me much by an enquiry to which I afterwards became very familiar — namely whether Mynheer (i.e. myself) was a Leerar as well as a Predikant...In the Kerkwet of the Dutch Reformed Church, 1846, the minister of a church is referred to both as a Leerar and predikant.
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