[ mith-i-kuh l or mith-ik ]
/ ˈmɪθ ɪ kəl or ˈmɪθ ɪk /
pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth.
dealt with in myth, as a prehistoric period.
dealing with myths, as writing.
existing only in myth, as a person.
without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical.
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Origin of mythical
myth·i·cal·ly, adverbmyth·i·cal·ness, nounnon·myth·i·cal, adjectivenon·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
pre·myth·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·myth·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·myth·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-myth·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-myth·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·myth·ic, adjectivesem·i·myth·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·myth·i·cal·ly, adverbun·myth·i·cal, adjectiveun·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for quasi-mythical
Many Indians regard it as a quasi-mythical place, a land of lush hills, temperate climate, martial men, and handsome women.
The vampire has her daughters in the earth; it is, as Professor Cheyne says, "a quasi-mythical expression."The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Proverbs|R. F. Horton
/ (ˈmɪθɪkəl) /
of or relating to myth
imaginary or fictitious
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