noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek mythopoiia, from mythopoiein to make a myth, from mythos + poiein to make — more at poet Date: 1846 a creating of myth ; a giving rise to myths • mythopoeic also mythopoetic or mythopoetical adjective

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  • mythopoeia — [mith΄ə pē′ə] n. [< Gr mythopoios < mythos,MYTH1 + poiein, to make: see POEM] the making of myths mythopoeic [mith΄əpē′ik] adj. mythopoetic [mith΄əpō et′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • Mythopoeïa — Pour le poème de J. R. R. Tolkien, voir Mythopoeia (poème). La mythopoeïa, du grec muthos (récit, fable) et poiein (créer, fabriquer) est la création consciente d un mythe ou d une mythologie personnelle dans une œuvre littéraire. Le terme a été… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mythopoeia — /mith euh pee euh/, n. a mythopoeic act, circumstance, characteristic, etc. [1955 60; < LL < Gk mythopoiía making of fables, invention, equiv. to mytho MYTHO + poiia (poi(eîn) to make + ia n. suffix)] * * * …   Universalium

  • mythopoeia — noun Creation of any …   Wiktionary

  • mythopoeia — mɪθə pɪːə n. an act of causing the production of myths …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mythopoeia — [ˌmɪθə(ʊ) pi:ə] noun the making of a myth or myths. Derivatives mythopoeic adjective mythopoetic adjective Origin 1950s: from Gk muthopoiia …   English new terms dictionary

  • mythopoeia — myth·o·poe·ia …   English syllables

  • mythopoeia — myth•o•poe•ia [[t]ˌmɪθ əˈpi ə[/t]] n. myt the making or perpetuation of myths • Etymology: 1955–60; < LL < Gk mȳthopoiía making of fables, invention =mȳtho mytho + poiia (poi(eîn) to make + ia n. suffix) myth o•poe′ic, myth o•po•et′ic… …   From formal English to slang

  • mythopoeia — n. the making of myths. Derivatives: mythopoeic adj. (also mythopoetic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mythopoeia (genre) — Mythopoeia redirects here. For the poem by J. R. R. Tolkien, see Mythopoeia (poem). Mythopoeia (also mythopoesis, after Hellenistic Greek μυθοποιία, μυθοποίησις myth making ) is a narrative genre in modern literature and film where a fictional… …   Wikipedia

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