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Lore
See also: Lore, ?ore, lóre, and lòre

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English lore, from Old English l?r, from Proto-West Germanic *lai?u, from Proto-Germanic *laiz?, from *laizijan? ("to teach"). Cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre. See also learn.

Noun

lore (countable and uncountable, plural lores)

  1. All the facts and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience.
    the lore of the Ancient Egyptians
    • 1590-96, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
      He to them calles and speakes, yet nought avayles;
      They heare him not, they have forgot his lore
      But go which way they list; their guide they have forelore.
  2. The backstory created around a fictional universe.
    • 2018 March 6, Martin Robinson, "Dispelling the myths of Bloodborne", in Eurogamer[1]:
      You might have stumbled upon discussions of Bloodborne's lore - there are plenty of discussions about Bloodborne's lore - which can be more than a little dense and, to the outsider, off-putting.
  3. (obsolete) Workmanship.
    • 1590-96, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
      In her right hand a rod of peace shee bore,
      About the which two serpents weren wound;
      Entrayled mutually in lovely lore,
      And by the tailes together firmely bound [...]
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Translations
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Etymology 2

From Latin lorum ("thong, strap").

Noun

lore (plural lores)

  1. (anatomy) The region between the eyes and nostrils of birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
  2. (anatomy) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Verb

lore

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of lose
  2. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of lose, used in the sense of "left"
  3. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of lese

Anagrams


Basque

Etymology

From Latin flos, florem.

Noun

lore inan

  1. flower

Declension


Ido

Etymology

From lor ("at the time of, at the same time as") +‎ -e ("adverb").

Pronunciation

Adverb

lore

  1. (demonstrative adverb) then, at the time
    Ilu forsis la chefa pordo, iris trans la longa vestibulo e lore apertis la pordo dil koqueyo.
    He forced the main door, went through the long hall, and then opened the door of the kitchen.

Related terms

See also


Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English l?r, from Proto-Germanic *laiz?. Compare Middle Low German lêre, lêr, Middle High German l?re, Middle Dutch lere, Old Frisian l?re.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • (Early ME, Northern ME) IPA(key): /la:r(?)/
  • IPA(key): /l?:r(?)/

Noun

lore (plural lores or loren)

  1. education, tutoring, mentoring; learning; the absorption of knowledge
  2. lore, knowledge, information, especially:
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40-41
      And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir... ...taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden hem therto... And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende."
    1. (religion) religious beliefs, doctrine, orthodoxy
    2. area of study, subject, topic, science
    3. (rare) The foundations of a subject; the collected works on a topic.
  3. recommendation, suggestion, tip; admonition, exhortation, pleading
  4. A moral code; standards of conduct; a way of acting, standard.
  5. A demand, order, or task
  6. (rare) knowledge, aptitude, competence
  7. (rare) significance, value, importance
  8. (rare) tale, narrative
Derived terms
Descendants
  • English: lore
  • Scots: lare, lair
References

Etymology 2

From Old English lor.

Pronunciation

Noun

lore

  1. loss (losing something)
  2. loss (having soldiers killed in battle)
  3. ruin, destruction, injury.
Descendants
References

Tarantino

Adjective

lore m (possessive, plural)

  1. theirs

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