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word-lore

or wordlore

[wurd-lawr, -lohr] /ˈwɜrdˌlɔr, -ˌloʊr/
noun
1.
a study of words and derivations.
2.
the vocabulary of a particular language and the history of its words.
Origin of word-lore
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • The writer on word-lore must of necessity build on what has already been done, happy if he can add a few bricks to the edifice.

  • In word-lore, as in other sciences, it is seldom safe to lay down the law without a little conscientious "hedging."

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