or myth·ic

[mith-i-kuh l or mith-ik]
  1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth.
  2. dealt with in myth, as a prehistoric period.
  3. dealing with myths, as writing.
  4. existing only in myth, as a person.
  5. without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical.

Origin of mythical

1670–80; < Late Latin mȳthicus < Greek mȳthikós of myths (see myth, -ic) + -al1
Related formsmyth·i·cal·ly, adverbmyth·i·cal·ness, nounnon·myth·i·cal, adjectivenon·myth·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·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
Can be confusedmythical mythological Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for quasi-mythical

Contemporary Examples of quasi-mythical

  • Many Indians regard it as a quasi-mythical place, a land of lush hills, temperate climate, martial men, and handsome women.

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    Lush Places: The Scotland of India

    Tunku Varadarajan

    March 25, 2014

Historical Examples of quasi-mythical

British Dictionary definitions for quasi-mythical


mythic (ˈmɪθɪk)

  1. of or relating to myth
  2. imaginary or fictitious
Derived Formsmythically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasi-mythical



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

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