lore /ˈlor, ˈlɔr/
Lore n. Zool. (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. Lost.
Neither of them she found where she them lore. --Spenser.
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.”
His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore. --Milton.
2. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.
If please ye, listen to my lore. --Spenser.
3. Workmanship. [Obs.]
n : knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early
peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
[syn: traditional knowledge]