legendary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

legend +‎ -ary; from Medieval Latin legendārius. Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s) (Medieval Latin legendārium, Old French legendier), from Latin legenda. In English, both the noun and the adjective first appeared in the 16th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɛd͡ʒ.ənˌdɛɹ.i/
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɛd͡ʒ.ən.də.ɹi/, /ˈlɛd͡ʒ.ən.dɹi/

Adjective[edit]

legendary (comparative more legendary, superlative most legendary)

  1. Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
  2. Appearing (solely) in legends.
  3. Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
  4. Having unimaginable greatness; excellent to such an extent to evoke stories.
    • 2013 September 1, Phil McNulty, BBC Sport[1]:
      And it was a fitting victory for Liverpool as Anfield celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of their legendary Scottish manager Bill Shankly.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

legendary (plural legendaries)

  1. (obsolete) A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
    Synonym: legendarium
  2. (obsolete) One who relates legends.
  3. (Pokémon) A legendary Pokémon.

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