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From death +‎ lore.


deathlore (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) The study of human aspects of death and the associated grief and rituals; thanatology.
    • 1903, The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 1, page 554:
      Enough has been said to show the interest which lies in the study of Bushman folklore in general and the deathlore of the veld in particular.
    • 1975, William Lynwood Montell, Ghosts Along the Cumberland: Deathlore in the Kentucky Foothills
    • 2011, Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art, page 363:
      A few examples of material objects included in deathlore are: tombstones, roadside memorials, coffins, and cemeteries.