noun my·thol·o·gem \mə̇ˈthäləjəm\

Definition of mythologem



  1. :  a basic or recurrent theme of myth the universal flood and the fire bringer are mythologems of diverse times and races

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Origin and Etymology of mythologem

Greek mythologēma mythical narrative, from mythologein to narrate mythical tales — more at mythology

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capable of being understood in two ways

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