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euhemerism

noun eu·he·mer·ism \yü-ˈhē-mə-ˌri-zəm, -ˈhe-mə-\

Definition of EUHEMERISM

:  interpretation of myths as traditional accounts of historical persons and events
eu·he·mer·ist \-rist\ noun
eu·he·mer·is·tic \-ˌhē-mə-ˈris-tik, -ˌhe-mə-\ adjective

Origin of EUHEMERISM

Euhemerus, 4th century b.c. Greek mythographer
First Known Use: 1846

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