mythopoeic
adjective see mythopoeia

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  • Mythopoeic — Myth o*p[oe] ic, a. [Gr. myqopoio s making myths; my^qos myth + poiei^n to make.] Making or producing myths; giving rise to mythical narratives. [1913 Webster] The mythop[oe]ic fertility of the Greeks. Grote. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mythopoeic — (adj.) pertaining to the creation of myths, 1846, from Gk. mytho , comb. form of mythos (see MYTH (Cf. myth)) + poiein to make, create (see POET (Cf. poet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mythopoeic — The term mythopoeic ( of or pertaining to myth making , noun mythopoeia; also mythopoetic, noun mythopoiesis) has several applications: mythopoeic thought, a hypothetical stage of human thought (prior to scientific thought) that produces myths.… …   Wikipedia

  • mythopoeic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|pēik adjective Etymology: Greek mythopoios teller of legends or myths (from mythopoiein) + English ic 1. a. : creating or tending to create myth or myths the mythopoeic stage of human culture b …   Useful english dictionary

  • mythopoeic — mythopoeism, n. mythopoeist, n. /mith euh pee ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths. Also, mythopoetic /mith euh poh et ik/. [1840 50; < Gk mythopoi(ós) making tales (mytho MYTHO + poios… …   Universalium

  • mythopoeic — adjective giving rise to myths, pertaining to mythopoeia …   Wiktionary

  • mythopoeic — mɪθə pɪːk adj. creates myth, causing the production of myth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mythopoeic — myth·o·poe·ic …   English syllables

  • mythopoeic — /mɪθəˈpiɪk/ (say mithuh peeik) adjective myth making; relating to the making of myths. {Greek mȳthopoios making myths + ic} –mythopoeism, noun –mythopoeist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mythopoeic Society — Acrónimo MythSoc Tipo Asociación sin ánimo de lucro Género Estudios literarios sobre los Inklings Predecesor Tolkien …   Wikipedia Español

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