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myth

myth

 
pronunciation:
mIth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a story or body of stories based on tradition or legend, originating in the oral history of a preliterate society and incorporating its beliefs about the origins of the world, the causes of natural events, and the origins of the society's customs and practices.
According to the Greek myth, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man.
synonyms:
folklore, legend
similar words:
allegory, epic, fable, history, lore, mythos, narrative, saga, story, tale, tradition
definition 2: a story, theme, or personage that may or may not be factual, preserved in oral or written form as an embodiment of a people's ideals and accepted truths.
There are various myths surrounding King Arthur.
synonyms:
fable, legend, lore
similar words:
allegory, epic, folklore, story, tale, tradition
definition 3: a story or belief, or body of stories or beliefs, that has no demonstrated basis in fact but is accepted as true without examination or investigation.
It is a myth that lightning never strikes again in the same place.The author of the book takes on the myth of Western cultural superiority.
synonyms:
folklore
similar words:
delusion, fable, fiction, lore, story
definition 4: an invented or imaginary story, person, or thing.
Who started this myth about the company being sold?
synonyms:
fiction
similar words:
fable, fairy tale, fantasy, story, tale
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