mythopoetic

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From myth + poetic; since 1880.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

mythopoetic (comparative more mythopoetic, superlative most mythopoetic)

  1. Being a creative interpretation
  2. (mythology) Given the quality of a myth or a poem, used typically in opposition to a purely factual account

Quotations[edit]

  • 2000 C A Bowers, Let Them Eat Data[2]
    "To paraphrase Kelly (1994), we should not be surprised that Nature, having subjugated the bulk of inert matter on Earth, would go on to subjugate the mythopoetic narratives that are the basis of the moral codes that constitute this still culturally diverse world."

Synonyms[edit]