Definitions for mythmɪθ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a traditional or legendary story, esp. one that involves gods and heroes and explains a cultural practice or natural phenomenon.
stories of this kind collectively.
an invented story, fictitious person, etc.:
His account of the event is pure myth.
a belief or set of beliefs, often unproven or false, that have accrued around a person, phenomenon, or institution:
myths of racial superiority.
* Syn: See legend.
Origin of myth:
1820–30; < LL mȳthos < Gk mŷthos story, word
a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an ancient story used to explain sth
a Native American myth about the creation of the world; the characters of Greek myth
sth that many people believe to be good or true, which is not
the myth of the president's economic policies
A traditional story which embodies a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; a sacred narrative regarding a god, a hero, the origin of the world or of a people, etc.
such stories as a genre
Myth was the product of man's emotion and imagination, acted upon by his surroundings. (E. Clodd, Myths & Dreams (1885), 7, cited after OED)
A commonly-held but false belief, a common misconception; a fictitious or imaginary person or thing; a popular conception about a real person or event which exaggerates or idealizes reality.
A person or thing held in excessive or quasi-religious awe or admiration based on popular legend
Father Flanagan was legendary, his institution an American myth. (Tucson (Arizona) Citizen, 20 September 1979, 5A/3, cited after OED)
Origin: From . English since 1830.
a story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical
a person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable
Myth is a series of real-time tactics video games. The games are: ⁕Myth: The Fallen Lords ⁕Myth II: Soulblighter ⁕Myth III: The Wolf Age Myth and Myth II were developed and self-published by Bungie between 1997 and 1999. As a result of Bungie's sale to Microsoft in 2000, the company lost the franchise rights to Take 2 Interactive. Myth III: The Wolf Age was developed by MumboJumbo and released by Take Two in 2001; it received generally good reviews, though many cited a number of bugs in the initial release. The Myth games are categorized as real-time tactics, representing a departure from established real-time strategy titles such as Warcraft and Command & Conquer; resource retrieval and unit construction were removed entirely to focus on squad- and soldier-level tactics. Some have argued that this has given the game a far greater sense of realism than its contemporaries. Some reviewers noticed that the Myth games drew a great deal of influence from Glen Cook's book series The Black Company.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'myth' in Nouns Frequency: #1803
Translations for myth
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an ancient, fictional story, especially one dealing with gods, heroes etc.
- mitoPortuguese (BR)
- die (Götter-) SageGerman
- कल्पित कथाHindi
- mit, pričaCroatian
- (gude)sagn, myteNorwegian
- mit, bajkaSlovenian
- myt, gudasagaSwedish
- 神話Chinese (Trad.)
- اسطور، روایتی قصہUrdu
- thần thoạiVietnamese
- 神话Chinese (Simp.)
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