folklore

See also: Folklore and folk-lore

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EtymologyEdit

From folk +‎ lore, coined in 1846 by William Thoms to replace terms such as "popular antiquities". Thoms imitated German terms such as Volklehre (people's customs) and Volksüberlieferung ("popular tradition"). Compare also Old English folclar ("popular instruction; homily") and West Frisian folkloare (folklore).

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folklore (countable and uncountable, plural folklores)

  1. The tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population.
    • 2021 May 15, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 0-1 Leicester”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Foxes boss Rodgers had a smile that illuminated Wembley as he joined Leicester's players in joyous scenes of celebration after the manager and his players had written their name into the club's folklore.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English folklore.

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folklore m (uncountable)

  1. folklore

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English folklore, from folk + lore.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɔlkloːrə/, [fʌlɡ̊ˈloːɐ], [fʌlˈkʰloːɐ]

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folklore c (singular definite folkloren, not used in plural form)

  1. folklore

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English folklore.

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folklore m (plural folklores)

  1. folklore

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English folklore.

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folklore m (definite singular folkloren, indefinite plural folklorer, definite plural folklorene)

  1. folklore

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English folklore.

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folklore m (definite singular folkloren, indefinite plural folklorar, definite plural folklorane)

  1. folklore

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SpanishEdit

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folklore m (plural folklores)

  1. Alternative spelling of folclore