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Meaning of mythology by Wiktionary Dictionary

mythology


    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) enPR: mĭthôlôjē, IPA: /mɪˈθɒlədʒi/
    • ( US ) IPA: /mɪˈθɑːlədʒi/
    • Rhymes: -ɒlədʒi

    Etymology

    First attested in English in 1412. From Middle French mythologie, from Latin mythologia, from Ancient Greek μυθολογία ( muthologia, “legend” ) μυθολογέω ( muthologeō, “I tell tales” ), from μυθολόγος ( muthologos, “legend” ), from μῦθος ( muthos, “story” ) + λέγω ( legō, “I say” ) .

    Noun

    mythology ( countable and uncountable; plural: mythologies )

    1. ( countable and uncountable ) The collection of myths of a people, concerning the origin of the people, history, deities, ancestors and heroes .
    2. ( countable and uncountable ) A similar body of myths concerning an event, person or institution.
    3. ( countable and uncountable ) Pervasive elements of a fictional universe that resemble a mythological universe.
    4. ( uncountable ) The systematic collection and study of myths .

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Explanation of mythology by Wordnet Dictionary

mythology


    Noun
    1. the study of myths

    2. myths collectively



    Definition of mythology by GCIDE Dictionary

    mythology


    1. Mythology n.; pl. Mythologies [F. mythologie, L. mythologia, Gr. μυθολογία; μῦθος, fable, myth + λόγος speech, discourse.]
      1. The science which treats of myths; a treatise on myths.

      2. A body of myths; esp., the collective myths which describe the gods of a heathen people; as, “the mythology of the Greeks”.