LT gives the word 'are' the POS NN. That POS is correct, but it is not useful in most cases. As a noun, ‘are’ is obsolete.
I suggest that by default, LT supplies only modern POS. An option lets a user specify obsolete POS.
(My copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary gives 2 meanings for ‘are’ as a noun:
1. [obsolete term] The “name of the note A in Aretino’s 1st, 4th, and 7th hexacords, in which it coincided with the second lowest note, sung to the syllable re.”
2. [alien term] “The unit of superficial measurement in the French metric system; a square of which the side measures 10 metres...”)
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