1. a combining form representing myth in compound words: mythogenesis.

Origin of mytho-

<Greek, combining form of mŷthosmyth

Words Nearby mytho- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mytho- in a sentence

  • A complete outline of the mytho-sociologic organization of the Zui tribe can not in this connection be undertaken.

    Outlines of Zui Creation Myths | Frank Hamilton Cushing
  • Pontano's greatness, here as elsewhere, is shown in his mytho-poetic faculty.

  • This is reflected in the nature of religious rituals, an extension of mytho-magical experiences previous to writing.

  • When praxis began to differentiate, mytho-magical experiences proved unadaptable to the resulting pragmatic framework.

  • Hence the products, so varied and immense, of the animistic tendency and the mytho-poeic faculty.

    Nature Mysticism | J. Edward Mercer

British Dictionary definitions for mytho-


combining form
  1. myth: mythogenesis; mythography

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