Definitions of myth

  1. a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A legend; a traditional story, often founded on some fact of nature, or on an event in the early existence of a people, and embodying some religious belief, idea of the world, of nature, or of the gods, etc., of that people; an imaginary person, thing, or event. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A fable: a legend: a fabulous narrative founded on a remote event, esp. those made in the early period of a people's existence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A religious or historical fable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Mythic, mythical. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A fictitius narrative for the time received as historical; imaginary person; tradition; popular fable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A legend, magnified by tradition, and given out as historical, affecting the origin of a race or a religion, and expressive of primitive beliefs or forms of belief; a fable; an invention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A fanciful narrative, in some respects founded on real events; a creation of the imagination; a poetic fiction; a fable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. 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, MYTHOL[=O]'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; MYTHOPOE'IST, a myth-maker.--adjs. MYTHOPOET'IC, MYTHOPOE'IC, myth-making, tending to generate myth.--n. MYTH'US, the same as myth:--pl. MYTH'[=I].--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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Purely fictitious narrative usu. involving supernatural persons &c. & embodying popular ideas on natural phenomena &c.; fictitious person or thing. Hence mythic (AL) aa., mythically adv. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. (Naut.) Land, or anything else by which the course can be directed by sight. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. [Gr.] A saying, relating originally to the phenomena of the outward world, be they of sight, or sound, or any other. These sayings, applied to the conditions of human life, grew up gradually into stories, which have furnished materials for the epic poems of the Aryan and other races. Thus the sun was said to see all things, hence to be wise. It was also said that he was compelled to ascend the heaven, and then to come down again. From this sprang the story of Sisyphos, the wise man, condemned to heave to the top of a hill a ball, which immediately rolled down again. Solar myths are myths or sayings relating to the sun; Lunar myths relate to the moon, etc., almost all sensible objects giving rise to phrases or sayings which pass into mythical tales. Thus the saying that the moon wanders through the sky amongst the myriad stars grew into the myth or legend of St. Ursula (Horsel, Ursel, being a name for the moongoddess) and her train of eleven thousand virgins. The task of analyzing and comparing these myths belongs to the science of Comparative mythology. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. [Greek] A fabulous statement or narrative conveying an important truth, generally of a moral or religious nature. Cabinet Dictionary

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