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From Ancient Greek μῦθος (muthos, “report”, “tale”, “story”).
- A story or set of stories relevant to or having a significant truth or meaning for a particular culture, religion, society, or other group.
- Anything delivered by word of mouth: a word, speech, conversation, or similar; a story, tale, or legend, especially a poetic tale.
- A tale, story, or narrative, usually verbally transmitted, or otherwise recorded into the written form from an alleged secondary source.
- An analysis of the comparative frequency of the plural forms mythoi and mythoses in four corpora reveals that, whilst mythoi is rare, mythoses is non-existent therein. Moreover, of ten other dictionaries, seven list mythoi as the only valid plural, the other three are tacit regarding the matter, but none of them mention mythoses.
a story relevant to a particular culture or some other group
- ^ The British National Corpus (BYU–BNC): mythoi (0) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA): mythoi (1) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ BYU–OED: The Oxford English Dictionary: mythoi (4) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ The TIME Magazine Corpus of American English: mythoi (0) vs. mythoses (0)
- ^ “mythos” listed in the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [4th Ed.]
- ^ “mythos” defined by Dictionary.com Unabridged
- ^ “mythos” defined by the Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Ed.]
- ^ “mythos” defined by the Free Online Dictionary
- ^ “mythos” defined by Merriam–Webster’s Online Dictionary
- ^ “mythos, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [draft revision; June 2008]
- ^ “mythos” defined by the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © 1997 Random House, Inc., on Infoplease
- ^ “mythos” listed in Garth Kemerling’s Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names 
- ^ “mythos” defined by Wordsmyth
- ^ “mythos” defined by YourDictionary.com
- Plural form of mytho
From Ancient Greek.
- a myth
1 Or mȳthum.
- (myth): fabula