[ mith-uh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌmɪθ əˈpi ə /
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a mythopoeic act, circumstance, characteristic, etc.
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Origin of mythopoeia
1955–60; <Late Latin <Greek mȳthopoiía making of fables, invention, equivalent to mȳtho-mytho- + -poiia (poi(eîn) to make + -ia noun suffix)
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HE has reached a stage of culture where such mythopoeia has become impossible.The Invention of a New Religion|Basil Hall Chamberlain
British Dictionary definitions for mythopoeia
/ (ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːə) /
the composition or making of myths
Word Origin for mythopoeia
C19: from Greek, from muthopoiein, from muthos myth + poiein to make
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