Lore or lores?
"Peter Shute" <>
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 11:00:54 +1100
So the diagram in Simpson & Day is wrong or at least slightly
misleading? Also the picture in the article at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_anatomy. The text for the latter
seems wrong too.
Carl Clifford wrote on Monday, 12 February 2007 10:16 AM:
> You are correct, Lores is the plural and Lore is the singular. The
> word comes from the Latin "lorum" which means strap.
> On 12/02/2007, at 10:00 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
> I have seen a few books and websites that describe the area
> between a bird's eye and bill as the "lores", and some that
> describe it as the "lore". I would assume that "lores" is
> plural, but many diagrams (e.g. Simpson & Day) use the word
> on a picture of the side of a bird, where all the other terms
> are singular. So which is it - does a bird have one lores or
> one lore on each side of its head?
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