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MYTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does myth mean? 

MYTH (noun)
  The noun MYTH has 1 sense:

1. a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

  Familiarity information: MYTH used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MYTH (noun)


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Meaning:

A traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("myth" is a kind of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "myth"):

Gotterdammerung; Ragnarok; Twilight of the Gods (myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil)

Holonyms ("myth" is a member of...):

mythology (myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person)


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