The folklorist is not unnaturally jealous of what, in some degree, looks like Folk-Lore.
Mannhardt's method was more that of the folklorist than the philologist.
To the historian, folklorist, and student of primitive civilizations they are documents of the highest importance.
Afanasiev, Alexander Nicolaievitsh, Russian folklorist, born in 1826.
He is not a folklorist because he loves folklore, but because he sees in it the materials for elucidating the early life of man.
This will be obvious to any folklorist of experience who will take the trouble to compare the Scandinavian and German versions.
There is still to notice the unsatisfactory attitude of the folklorist.
There is also a rather unnecessary appendix, doubtless dear to the folklorist, of Berrichon wedding customs.
Only recently has she been indicated as her nation's first folklorist and feminist!
To the folklorist it is almost annoying to find, in so ancient a poet, so little of the seamy side of folklore.
1846, coined by antiquarian William J. Thoms (1803-1885) as an Anglo-Saxonism (replacing popular antiquities) and first published in the "Athenaeum" of Aug. 22, 1846, from folk + lore. Old English folclar meant "homily."
This word revived folk in a modern sense of "of the common people, whose culture is handed down orally," and opened up a flood of compound formations, e.g. folk art (1892), folk-hero (1874), folk-medicine (1877), folk-tale/folk tale (1850; Old English folctalu meant "genealogy"), folk-song (1847), folk singer (1876), folk-dance (1877).
Traditional stories and legends, transmitted orally (rather than in writing) from generation to generation. The stories of Paul Bunyan are examples of American folklore.