Hypertext Webster Gateway: "lore"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lore \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lore \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote: "early
peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
[syn: {traditional knowledge}]

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