Etymology
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lore (n.)

Old English lar "learning, what is taught, knowledge, science, doctrine; art or act of teaching," from Proto-Germanic *laisti- (compare Old Saxon lera, Old Frisian lare, Middle Dutch lere, Dutch leer, Old High German lera, German Lehre "teaching, precept, doctrine"), from PIE root *lois- "furrow, track;" compare learn.

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Definitions of lore

lore (n.)
knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote;
early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend
Synonyms: traditional knowledge
From wordnet.princeton.edu