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[mith-uh-loj-i-kuh l]
  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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Examples from the Web for mythologically

Historical Examples of mythologically

  • I love the birds and beasts because they are mythologically in earnest.

    Birds Illustrated by Color Photography Vol 3. No 5.


  • The disah belong grammatically, and for this reason also mythologically, to the females.

  • It came from the mythologically wrought panels adorning the walls.

  • Or Bacchus; mythologically said to be the son of Zeus and Semele.

  • Mythologically, or astrologically, he was the new sun born at the close of the cycle.

British Dictionary definitions for mythologically


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



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

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