lore

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See also: Lore, łore, lóre, and lòre

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lore, from Old English lār, from Proto-West Germanic *laiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *laizō, from *laizijaną (to teach). Cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre and Danish lære. See also learn.

Noun[edit]

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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin lorum (thong, strap).

Noun[edit]

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.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

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[edit]


Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin flos, florem.

Noun[edit]

lore inan

  1. flower

Declension[edit]

Declension of lore (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive lore lorea loreak
ergative lorek loreak loreek
dative loreri loreari loreei
genitive loreren lorearen loreen
comitative lorerekin lorearekin loreekin
causative lorerengatik lorearengatik loreengatik
benefactive lorerentzat lorearentzat loreentzat
instrumental lorez loreaz loreez
inessive loretan lorean loreetan
locative loretako loreko loreetako
allative loretara lorera loreetara
terminative loretaraino loreraino loreetaraino
directive loretarantz lorerantz loreetarantz
destinative loretarako lorerako loreetarako
ablative loretatik loretik loreetatik
partitive lorerik
prolative loretzat

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlo.re/, /ˈlɔ.ɾɛ/

Adverb[edit]

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[edit]

  • lora (then, now)

See also[edit]

  • ita (that (person))
  • ito (that (thing))
  • iti (that (plural))
  • pro ito (therefore)
  • ibe (there)
  • tala (such kind of)
  • tanta (so much)

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English lār, from Proto-West Germanic *laiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *laizō; the final vowel is generalised from the Old English oblique cases.

Compare Middle Low German lêre, lêr, Middle High German lēre, Middle Dutch lere, Old Frisian lāre.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔːr(ə)/
  • (Early ME, Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈlɑːr(ə)/

Noun[edit]

lore (plural lores)

  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
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: lore
  • Scots: lare, lair
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English lor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lore

  1. loss (losing something)
  2. loss (having soldiers killed in battle)
  3. ruin, destruction, injury.
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Moore[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English lorry, compare Farefare loore

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ló.ɾè/

Noun[edit]

lore (plural loaya)

  1. vehicle
  2. car, automobile

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Tarantino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lore m (possessive, plural)

  1. theirs