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mythological (adj.)

1610s, "relating to mythology; of the nature of a myth," from Late Latin mythologicus, from Greek mythologikos "pertaining to legendary lore," from mythologia (see mythology). Related: Mythologically.

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mythologize (v.)

c. 1600, "to make into a myth," from French mythologizer, from mythologie, from Late Latin mythologia (see mythology). From 1847 as "to render mythical." Related: Mythologized; mythologizing; mythologization.

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mythology (n.)

early 15c., "exposition of myths, the investigation and interpretation of myths," from Late Latin mythologia, from Greek mythologia "legendary lore, a telling of mythic legends; a legend, story, tale," from mythos "myth" (a word of unknown origin; see myth) + -logia (see -logy "study"). Meaning "a body or system of myths" is recorded by 1781.

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mythopoeic (adj.)

"pertaining to the creation of myths, giving rise to myths," 1843, from Greek mythopoios, from mythos (see myth) + poiein "to make, create" (see poet). Related: Mythopoeist.

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myxo- 
before vowels myx-, word-forming element meaning "slime, mucus," from Greek myxa "mucus; lamp wick" (see mucus).
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