Lore, n. [OE. lore, lare, AS. lr, fr. lran to teach; akin to D. leer teaching, doctrine, G. lehre, Dan. lre, Sw. lra. See Learn, and cf. Lere, v. t.] 1. That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore; folklore. "The lore of war." Fairfax.
His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore.Milton.
2. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.
If please ye, listen to my lore.Spenser.
Lor"al(?), } a. (Zol.) Of or pertaining to the lore; -- said of certain feathers of birds, scales of reptiles, etc.
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