or myth·ic

[ mith-i-kuh l or mith-ik ]
/ ˈmɪθ ɪ kəl or ˈmɪθ ɪk /


pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth.
dealt with in myth, as a prehistoric period.
dealing with myths, as writing.
existing only in myth, as a person.
without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical.

Origin of mythical

1670–80; < Late Latin mȳthicus < Greek mȳthikós of myths (see myth, -ic) + -al1

Related forms

Can be confused

mythical mythological Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mythic


mythic (ˈmɪθɪk)

/ (ˈmɪθɪkəl) /


of or relating to myth
imaginary or fictitious

Derived Forms

mythically, adverb
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