Myth history
Myth Myth (m[i^]th), n. [Written also {mythe}.] [Gr. my^qos myth, fable, tale, talk, speech: cf. F. mythe.] 1. A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical. [1913 Webster]

2. A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable. [1913 Webster]

As for Mrs. Primmins's bones, they had been myths these twenty years. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]

{Myth history}, history made of, or mixed with, myths. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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