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word-lore

[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.
Also, wordlore.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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