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mythological

[mith-uh-loj-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to mythology.
  2. imaginary; fictitious.
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Also myth·o·log·ic.

Origin of mythological

1605–15; < Late Latin mȳthologic(us) < Greek mȳthologikós (see mythology, -ic) + -al1
Related formsmyth·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·myth·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·myth·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·myth·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbun·myth·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·myth·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedmythical mythological
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Related Words

allegoricalchimericalfabledfabulousfancifulfantasyfictitiousfictiveimaginarylegendarymade-upmythicnonexistentpretendedstoriedsupposititioustraditionalunrealuntruevisionary

Examples from the Web for mythological

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Historical Examples

  • One more aspect of the Timaeus remains to be considered—the mythological or geographical.

    Timaeus

    Plato

  • Here was the mythological monster that the Knickerbocker has become.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • For an account of this mythological bird, see the note on next page.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • The other is a mythological subject of deeper meaning, the death of Procris.

  • From the mythological side, Gilgamesh appears to be a solar deity.


British Dictionary definitions for mythological

mythological

adjective
  1. of or relating to mythology
  2. mythical
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Derived Formsmythologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mythological

adj.

1610s, from Late Latin mythologicus, from Greek mythologikos "versed in legendary lore," from mythologia (see mythology). Related: Mythologically.

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