a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
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
Origin: [Gr. my^qos myth, fable, tale, talk, speech: cf. F. mythe.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mith, n. a fable, a legend, a fabulous narrative founded on a remote event, esp. those made in the early period of a people's existence: an invented story: a falsehood.—adjs. Myth′ic, -al, relating to myths: fabulous: untrue.—adv. Myth′ically.—ns. Myth′icist, Myth′iciser, an adherent of the mythical theory; Myth′ist, a maker of myths; Mythogen′esis, the production of, or the tendency to originate, myths; Mythog′rapher, a writer or narrator of myths; Mythog′raphy, representation of myths in graphic or plastic art, art-mythology; Mythol′oger, Mytholō′gian, a mythologist.—adjs. Mytholog′ic, -al, relating to mythology, fabulous.—adv. Mytholog′ically.—v.t. Mythol′ogise, to interpret or explain myths: to render mythical.—ns. Mythol′ogiser, one who, or that which, mythologises; Mythol′ogist, one versed in, or who writes on, mythology; Mythol′ogy, the myths or stories of a country: a treatise regarding myths: a collection of myths: the science which investigates myths; Mython′omy, the deductive and predictive stage of mythology; Myth′oplasm, a narration of mere fable; Mythopœ′ist, a myth-maker.—adjs. Mythopoet′ic, Mythopœ′ic, myth-making, tending to generate myth.—n. Myth′us, the same as myth:—pl. Myth′ī.—Mythical theory, the theory of D. F. Strauss (1808-74) and his school, that the Gospels are mainly a collection of myths, developed during the first two centuries, from the imagination of the followers of Jesus; Comparative mythology, the science which investigates myths and seeks to relate those of different races. [Gr. mythos.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'myth' in Nouns Frequency: #1803
The numerical value of myth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of myth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The German myth is being broken.
The resurrection of Jesus is pure myth.
Any claim that she isn’t 'free' is a myth.
The myth of ISIS being undefeated has been broken.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
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Translations for myth
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- اسطورة, أسطورةArabic
- mite, mitesCatalan, Valencian
- افسانه, اسطورهPersian
- myytti, kertomus, uskomusFinnish
- gudasøgn, mýta, frumsøgnFaroese
- fionnsgeulScottish Gaelic
- saga, skröksaga, uppspuniIcelandic
- fabula, mythosLatin
- myteNorwegian Nynorsk
- legendă, mitRomanian
- tshomoSouthern Sotho
- söylence, efsane, mitTurkish
- легенда, міф, повір'яUkrainian
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