Definitions for: Lore

[n] knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"

Webster (1913) Definition: Lore, n. [F. lore, L. lorum thong.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the
corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.
(b) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.

Lore, obs. imp. & p. p. of Lose. [See Lose.]

Neither of them she found where she them lore. --Spenser.

Lore, n. [OE. lore, lare, AS. l[=a]r, fr. l?ran to teach;
akin to D. leer teaching, doctrine, G. lehre, Dan. l[ae]re,
Sw. l["a]ra. See Learn, and cf. Lere, v. t.]
1. That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge
gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the
whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of
people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the
lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore;
folklore. ``The lore of war.'' --Fairfax.

His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore.

2. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice;
counsel. --Chaucer.

If please ye, listen to my lore. --Spenser.

3. Workmanship. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Synonyms: traditional knowledge

See Also: cognitive content, content, folklore, mental object, old wives' tale

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