Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Myth.
  • noun Mythology.
  • noun The pattern of basic values and attitudes of a people, characteristically transmitted through myths and the arts.

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  • noun A story or set of stories relevant to or having a significant truth or meaning for a particular culture, religion, society, or other group.
  • noun Anything delivered by word of mouth: a word, speech, conversation, or similar; a story, tale, or legend, especially a poetic tale.
  • noun A tale, story, or narrative, usually verbally transmitted, or otherwise recorded into the written form from an alleged secondary source.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek mūthos.]

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From Ancient Greek μῦθος (muthos, "report”, “tale”, “story").

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