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mythopoeic

[ mith-uh-pee-ik ]
/ ˌmɪθ əˈpi ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths.

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Also myth·o·po·et·ic [mith-uh-poh-et-ik]. /ˌmɪθ ə poʊˈɛt ɪk/.

Origin of mythopoeic

1840–50; <Greek mȳthopoi(ós) making tales (mȳtho-mytho- + -poios making (poi(eîn) to make + -os adj. suffix) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM mythopoeic

myth·o·poe·ism, nounmyth·o·poe·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mythopoeic

mythopoeic
/ (ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the composition of myths; productive of myths

Derived forms of mythopoeic

mythopoeism, nounmythopoeist, noun
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