mythical

[mith-i-kuhl]
adjective
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.
Also, mythic.


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

mythically, adverb
mythicalness, noun
nonmythical, adjective
nonmythically, adverb
premythical, adjective
pseudomythical, adjective
pseudomythically, adverb
quasi-mythical, adjective
quasi-mythically, adverb
semimythic, adjective
semimythical, adjective
semimythically, adverb
unmythical, adjective
unmythically, adverb

mythical, mythological.
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mythical or mythic (ˈmɪθɪkəl, ˈmɪθɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to myth
2.  imaginary or fictitious
 
mythic or mythic
 
adj
 
'mythically or mythic
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

mythical
1670s; see myth.

mythic
1660s, from L. mythicus, from Gk. mythikos, from mythos (see myth).
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Example sentences
It is no longer a mythic symbol, however, but an actual event.
They require mythic motivators to persuade people to abandon the prime
  functions of their own brains.
If the quality is lower than the mythic past, that is the professor's fault,
  not the student.
His biblical construction brought a mythic air to the narrative that
  paradoxically marked legacy and rupture.
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