Definitions for folklore
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the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
The tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population.
Etymology: compound of folk + lore, coined in 1846 by William Thoms to replace terms such as "popular antiquities". Thoms imitated German terms such as Volksüberlieferung ("popular tradition").
Folklore is shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. This includes oral traditions such as tales, legends, proverbs and jokes. They include material culture, ranging from traditional building styles common to the group. Folklore also includes customary lore, taking actions for folk beliefs, the forms and rituals of celebrations such as Christmas and weddings, folk dances and initiation rites. Each one of these, either singly or in combination, is considered a folklore artifact or traditional cultural expression. Just as essential as the form, folklore also encompasses the transmission of these artifacts from one region to another or from one generation to the next. Folklore is not something one can typically gain in a formal school curriculum or study in the fine arts. Instead, these traditions are passed along informally from one individual to another either through verbal instruction or demonstration. The academic study of folklore is called folklore studies or folkloristics, and it can be explored at undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. levels.
Folklore refers to the beliefs, myths, legends, customs, rituals, music, dances, sayings, and traditional stories shared within a specific culture or community, typically passed down through generations by word of mouth or practice. Folklore often carries historical or moral lessons and offers an understanding of a group's cultural identity.
alt. of Folk lore
Folklore consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs that are the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. It is also the set of practices through which those expressive genres are shared. The study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics, and people who study folklore are sometimes referred to as "folklorists". The word "folklore" was first used by the English antiquarian William Thoms in a letter published in the London journal The Athenaeum in 1846. In usage, there is a continuum between folklore and mythology. Stith Thompson made a major attempt to index the motifs of both folklore and mythology, providing an outline into which new motifs can be placed, and scholars can keep track of all older motifs. Folklore can be divided into four areas of study: artifact, describable and transmissible entity, culture, and behavior. These areas do not stand alone, however, as often a particular item or element may fit into more than one of these areas.
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The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples.
The numerical value of folklore in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of folklore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Management" means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folklore and superstition, and of cooperation for force. . .
Agents and the directors of football clubs have stopped players from using nicknames, if your name is Hulk then you will be painted green and made to look like your name. It is a way to neutralize any irony or folklore and make them seem more serious.
This is not a question of folklore, it is about culture, our identity, our dignity as a people that has shown we can look after our saint ourselves.
You can understand why a family member would do anything to make it stop, just like fever or other medical conditions, there are remedies or potentially folklore that can be passed down.
I also wanted to use black folklore, the magic and superstitious part of it, black people believe in magic. Once a woman asked me, Do you believe in ghosts ? I said,' Yes. Do you believe in germs ?' It's part of our heritage.
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- folkloreCatalan, Valencian
- λαογραφία, λαϊκή παράδοσηGreek
- folclore, folklore, demosofía, folclorSpanish
- beul-aithrisScottish Gaelic
- 民俗, 伝承Japanese
- 민속, 民俗Korean
- vólksleirnLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- hadithi za kaleSwahili
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