follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

lore1

[lawr, lohr] /lɔr, loʊr/
noun
1.
the body of knowledge, especially of a traditional, anecdotal, or popular nature, on a particular subject:
the lore of herbs.
2.
learning, knowledge, or erudition.
3.
Archaic.
  1. the process or act of teaching; instruction.
  2. something that is taught; lesson.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English lār; cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre teaching. See learn
Related forms
loreless, adjective
Synonyms
1. wisdom. See learning.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for loreless

lore1

/lɔː/
noun
1.
collective knowledge or wisdom on a particular subject, esp of a traditional nature
2.
knowledge or learning
3.
(archaic) teaching, or something that is taught
Word Origin
Old English lār; related to leornian to learn

lore2

/lɔː/
noun
1.
the surface of the head of a bird between the eyes and the base of the bill
2.
the corresponding area in a snake or fish
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin lōrum, from Latin: strap
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for loreless

lore

n.

Old English lar "learning, what is taught, knowledge, science, doctrine, art of teaching," from Proto-Germanic *laizo (Old Saxon lera, Old Frisian lare, Middle Dutch lere, Dutch leer, Old High German lera, German Lehre "teaching, precept, doctrine"), from PIE *leis- (see learn).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lore

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for loreless

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends