mythopoeia

noun
mytho·​poe·​ia | \ ˌmi-thə-ˈpē-ə How to pronounce mythopoeia (audio) \

Definition of mythopoeia

: a creating of myth : a giving rise to myths

Other Words from mythopoeia

mythopoeic \ ˌmi-​thə-​ˈpē-​ik How to pronounce mythopoeic (audio) \ or less commonly mythopoetic \ ˌmi-​thə-​pō-​ˈe-​tik How to pronounce mythopoetic (audio) \ or mythopoetical \ ˌmi-​thə-​pō-​ˈe-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce mythopoetical (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of mythopoeia

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mythopoeia

borrowed from Greek mȳthopoiía, from mŷthos "utterance, tale, myth" + -o- -o- + -poiia (from poieîn "to make, produce, do" + -ia -ia entry 1) — more at poet

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“Mythopoeia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mythopoeia. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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