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mythological

[mith-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɪθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to mythology.
2.
imaginary; fictitious.
Also, mythologic.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin mȳthologic(us) < Greek mȳthologikós (see mythology, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
mythologically, adverb
nonmythologic, adjective
nonmythological, adjective
nonmythologically, adverb
unmythological, adjective
unmythologically, adverb
Can be confused
mythical, mythological.
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Examples for mythological
  • The frenzy has its origins in a handful of fictional, mythological, and downright confused ideas.
  • Every society has its own mythological expressions of the human urge to fly.
  • Her desiccated remains are covered with red pigment and bear tattoos of patterns and mythological figures.
  • He also seems to think, curiously enough, that he himself is not a mythological writer.
  • He also painted a number of biblical and mythological pictures as well as an occasional portrait.
British Dictionary definitions for mythological

mythological

/ˌmɪθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to mythology
2.
mythical
Derived Forms
mythologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mythological
adj.

1610s, from Late Latin mythologicus, from Greek mythologikos "versed in legendary lore," from mythologia (see mythology). Related: Mythologically.

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