mythical

or myth·ic

[ mith-i-kuh l or mith-ik ]
/ ˈmɪθ ɪ kəl or ˈmɪθ ɪk /
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adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. mysuru,
  2. mytacism,
  3. myth,
  4. myth.,
  5. mythic,
  6. mythically,
  7. mythicize,
  8. mythification,
  9. mythify,
  10. mythmaker

Origin of mythical

1670–80; < Late Latin mȳthicus < Greek mȳthikós of myths (see myth, -ic) + -al1

Related forms
Can be confusedmythical mythological

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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-mythical

mythical

mythic (ˈmɪθɪk)

/ (ˈmɪθɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to myth
imaginary or fictitious
Derived Formsmythically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for quasi-mythical

mythical

adj.

1670s; see mythic + -al (1).

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