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mythopoeia

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noun mytho·poe·ia \ˌmi-thə-ˈpē-ə\

Definition of mythopoeia

  1. :  a creating of myth :  a giving rise to myths

mythopoeic

play \-ˈpē-ik\ also

mythopoetic

play \-pō-ˈe-tik\ or

mythopoetical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of mythopoeia

Late Latin, from Greek mythopoiia, from mythopoiein to make a myth, from mythos + poiein to make — more at poet


First Known Use: 1846


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