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noun [U] uk   /lɔːr/  us   /lɔːr/
traditional knowledge and stories about a subject: According to local lore, the water has healing properties.
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in Vietnamese tri thức…
in Spanish saber…
in Thai ความรู้ที่ถ่ายทอดสืบต่อกันมา…
in Malaysian tradisi…
in French traditions…
in German die Lehre…
in Chinese (Traditional) (祖輩流傳下來的)知識,傳說…
in Indonesian hikayat…
in Chinese (Simplified) (祖辈流传下来的)知识,传说…
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