Definition of lore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//lɔːr//
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knowledge and information related to a particular subject, especially when this is not written down; the stories and traditions of a particular group of people weather lore Celtic lore see also folklore Word OriginOld English lār ‘instruction’, of Germanic origin: related to Dutch leer, German Lehre, also to learn.Extra examples Local lore has it that a young girl who washes in this well will always have a fair complexion. We know little about the lore and traditions of this ancient people. Women with an understanding of herbal lore were often regarded as witches. an expert in ancient Celtic lore
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