Etymology
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legendary (adj.)

mid-16c., from Medieval Latin legendarius "pertaining to legends," from legenda (see legend). Earlier in English it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).

updated on June 09, 2016

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Definitions of legendary from WordNet

legendary (adj.)
so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend;
the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers
legendary (adj.)
celebrated in fable or legend;
legendary exploits of Jesse James
Synonyms: fabled
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