mythos

[mith-os, mahy-thos]

noun, plural myth·oi [mith-oi, mahy-thoi] /ˈmɪθ ɔɪ, ˈmaɪ θɔɪ/.

the underlying system of beliefs, especially those dealing with supernatural forces, characteristic of a particular cultural group.

Nearby words

  1. mythomania,
  2. mythomaniac,
  3. mythopoeia,
  4. mythopoeic,
  5. mythopoetize,
  6. mytilene,
  7. mytishchi,
  8. myx-,
  9. myxadenoma,
  10. myxameba

Origin of mythos

1745–55; < Greek mȳ́thos; see myth

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mythos

noun plural -thoi (-θɔɪ)

the complex of beliefs, values, attitudes, etc, characteristic of a specific group or society
another word for myth, mythology
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