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Traditional knowledge   /trədˈɪʃənəl nˈɑlədʒ/   Listen
Traditional knowledge

Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote.  Synonym: lore.

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"Traditional knowledge" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Plato, informed by his own meditation, or by the traditional knowledge of the priests of Egypt, had ventured to explore the mysterious nature of the Deity. When he had elevated his mind to the sublime contemplation of the first self-existent, necessary cause of the universe, the Athenian sage was incapable of conceiving how the ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 2 • Edward Gibbon

... as to be able to dispute for the truth, to preach the gospel, and labour to vindicate it in opposition to gainsayers, and yet be found at the left hand of Christ at the judgment-day, forasmuch as thou didst content thyself with a notion or traditional knowledge of them.[48] ...
— The Works of John Bunyan • John Bunyan

... a bold prophecy, but who can doubt that all improbable and unverifiable traditional knowledge of all kinds will make way for the established facts of science and history when these last reach it in their onward movement? It may be remarked that he now speaks of science more respectfully than of old. I suppose this Essay ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

Words linked to "Traditional knowledge" :   folklore, content, cognitive content, old wives' tale, mental object

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