Lore Definition

lôr
noun
A teaching or being taught; instruction.
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Something taught.
Webster's New World
Knowledge or learning; specif., all the knowledge of a particular group or having to do with a particular subject, esp. that of a traditional nature.
Webster's New World
The space between the eye and the upper edge of the bill of a bird or between the eye and the nostril of a snake or fish.
Webster's New World

The backstory created around a fictional universe.

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verb

(obsolete) Past tense of lose.

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Origin of Lore

  • From Middle English lore, from Old English lār, from West Germanic *laizā, from Proto-Germanic *laizō, from *laizijanÄ… (“to teach"). Cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre. See also learn.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English lār leis-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lorum (“thong, strap")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin lōrum thong

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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