The spoken relation and preservation, from one generation to the next, of a people's cultural history and ancestry, often by means of storytelling.
Other Word Forms of Oral-tradition
Oral-tradition Sentence Examples
In the second place they are sealed to all but those who know how to read them, and so they lie forgotten for centuries while oral tradition flourishes, - being within the reach of every man.
What he has to tell us of the history of South Palestine was derived from oral tradition.
By this time the collection of halakhic material had become very large and various, and after several attempts had been made to reduce it to uniformity, a code of oral tradition was finally drawn up in the and century by Judah ha-Nasi, called Rabbi par excellence.
Various forms of the same saying occurring in different documents, or remembered from oral tradition and through catechetical instruction, would sometimes be purposely combined.
Under the auspices of Archbishop Absalon the monks of Sorb began to compile the annals of Denmark, and at the end of the 12th century Svend Aagesen, a cleric of Lund, compiled from Icelandic sources and oral tradition his Compendiosa historic regum Daniae.