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mythopoeic

[mith-uh-pee-ik] /ˌmɪθ əˈpi ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths.
Also, mythopoetic
[mith-uh-poh-et-ik] /ˌmɪθ ə poʊˈɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek mȳthopoi(ós) making tales (mȳtho- mytho- + -poios making (poi(eîn) to make + -os adj. suffix) + -ic
Related forms
mythopoeism, noun
mythopoeist, noun
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  • The sustenance he drew from such sources has its bearing on the formation of his ideas and on their mythopoeic powers.
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mythopoeic

/ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the composition of myths; productive of myths
Derived Forms
mythopoeism, noun
mythopoeist, noun
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Word Origin and History for mythopoeic
adj.

"pertaining to the creation of myths," 1846, from Greek mytho-, comb. form of mythos (see myth) + poiein "to make, create" (see poet).

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