La diferencia entre “Ley” y “Lore”

La diferencia entre “Ley” y “Lore”

“Law” y “lore” son fáciles de confundir porque suenan idénticos (es decir, son homónimos perfectos). Sin embargo, sus significados son muy diferentes.

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  • “Law” significa una regla (o una colección de reglas) o un principio general (generalmente de la ciencia). Por ejemplo:
    • You must abide by the law. ✔️
    • Why does it float? It is against the laws of science. ✔️
  • Coloquialmente, “la ley” significa la policía.
    • She works for the law. ✔️
  • “Lore” es conocimiento o tradición que se transmite de generación en generación.
    • According to folklore, your face will stay like that if the wind changes. ✔️
  • “Lores” son los lados de la cabeza de un pájaro.
    • It was a large parrot with red lores. ✔️

More about “Law” and “Lore”

Las palabras law y lore son homónimas (específicamente, homófonas) porque suenan idénticas. Sin embargo, tienen significados diferentes.


El sustantivo “ley” tiene tres significados principales:

(1) A rule or collection of rules imposed by authority.
For example:

  • That is against the law. ✔️
  • He studied Law. ✔️
    (Like “Mathematics” and “Science,” “Law” is written with a capital letter when it refers to the subject for study.)
  • The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. (US President Abraham Lincoln) ✔️

(2) A universal principle that describes something’s fundamental nature.
For example:

  • The laws of physics ✔️
  • Kofi Annan told the international conference: “It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.” ✔️
  • Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. (Writer Authur C Clarke) ✔️
    (The first half of this quotation alludes to law meaning a rule imposed by authority, but the second half refers to law meaning something’s fundamental characteristics.)

(3) The police (colloquial).
For example:

  • Run. It’s the law. ✔️


El sustantivo “lore” se ve más comúnmente en la palabra “folklore”. “Lore” tiene dos significados principales:

(1) Tradition or knowledge passed from generation to generation (often by word of mouth through legend or anecdote).

For example:

  • Vampire bats and good-looking, sophisticated vampires have only recently become part of the traditional vampire lore.  ✔️
  • According to folklore, if it rains on St Swithin’s Day, it will rain for the next 40 days. (Folklore means traditional beliefs, legends, and customs.) ✔️

(2) The surfaces on each side of an animal’s head (most commonly birds and snakes).


No existe tal palabra como “ley popular”. Es “folclore”.

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