Is there one word for "gathered wisdom", meaning knowledge and wisdom that has been obtained from different sources and from experience?

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    Accumulated wisdom or collected wisdom are the generally used terms for this. – Jim Aug 21 '14 at 20:30
  • Experience is gathered knowledge of observed events. Wisdom is how you apply that experience. There isn't really gathered wisdom. (personal viewpoint) IMO, wisdom isn't really wisdom until it's applied. It can't be gathered or held or stored. – SrJoven Aug 22 '14 at 12:12
  • BTW, I'm not saying it's impossible to have a collection of or remember wise things other people have said or done, but it's not your wisdom (analogous to your experience) until it's applied. – SrJoven Aug 22 '14 at 12:20

Here is a suggestion: lore - knowledge gained through study or experience.

The definition is from Merriam Webster's dictionary. There are several other words which you may use depending on context and audience.

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