Mythical
Mythic Myth"ic, Mythical Myth"ic*al, a. [L. mythicus, Gr. ?. See {Myth}.] Of or relating to myths; described in a myth; of the nature of a myth; fabulous; imaginary; fanciful; mythological. -- {Myth"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The mythic turf where danced the nymphs. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

Hengist and Horsa, Vortigern and Rowena, Arthur and Mordred, are mythical persons, whose very existence may be questioned. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • mythical — [mith′i kəl] adj. 1. existing only in a myth or myths [a mythical creature] 2. imaginary, fictitious, or not based on facts or scientific study 3. MYTHIC (sense 1) SYN. FICTITIOUS mythically adv …   English World dictionary

  • mythical — index fictitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mythical — (adj.) 1670s; see MYTHIC (Cf. mythic) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mythical — *fictitious, fabulous, legendary, apocryphal Analogous words: *imaginary, visionary, fanciful, fantastic: invented, created (see INVENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mythical — / mythological [adj] make believe, fairy tale allegorical, chimerical, created, fabled, fabricated, fabulous, false, fanciful, fantasy, fictitious, fictive, folkloric, imaginary, invented, legendary, made up, mythic, nonexistent, pretended,… …   New thesaurus

  • mythical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring in or characteristic of myths or folk tales. 2) fictitious. DERIVATIVES mythic adjective mythically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • mythical — [[t]mɪ̱θɪk(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something or someone that is mythical exists only in myths and is therefore imaginary. ...the Hydra, the mythical beast that had seven or more heads. ...traditional stories woven around a pantheon of… …   English dictionary

  • mythical — or mythic adjective Date: 1669 1. based on or described in a myth especially as contrasted with history 2. (usually mythical) existing only in the imagination ; fictitious, imaginary < constructed a mythical all star team > 3. (usually mythic)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mythical — myth|i|cal [ˈmıθıkəl] adj also mythic [usually before noun] 1.) existing only in an ancient story ▪ a mythical creature like the Minotaur 2.) imagined or invented ▪ all these mythical job prospects he keeps talking about …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mythical — myth|i|cal [ mıθıkl ] adjective 1. ) relating to or existing only in MYTHS: mythical beasts/creatures/monsters 2. ) FORMAL imaginary or not real: Has anyone ever met this mythical boyfriend of hers? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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