a study of words and derivations.
the vocabulary of a particular language and the history of its words.
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How to use word-lore in a sentence
The writer on word-lore must of necessity build on what has already been done, happy if he can add a few bricks to the edifice.The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley
In word-lore, as in other sciences, it is seldom safe to lay down the law without a little conscientious "hedging."The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley