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myth

noun uk   us   /mɪθ/

myth noun (ANCIENT STORY)

B2 [C or U] an ancient story or set of stories, especially explaining the early history of a group of people or about natural events and facts: ancient myths The children enjoyed the stories about the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman myth. Most societies have their own creation myths.
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myth noun (FALSE IDEA)

C1 [C + that] disapproving a commonly believed but false idea: Statistics disprove the myth that women are worse drivers than men.
Translations of “myth”
in Arabic أسطورة…
in Korean 신화, 근거 없이 믿는 것…
in Malaysian dongeng…
in French mythe…
in Turkish efsane, söylenti, uydurma şey…
in Italian mito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古代故事, 神話…
in Russian миф, выдумка, вымысел…
in Polish mit…
in Vietnamese thần thoại…
in Spanish mito…
in Portuguese mito…
in Thai นิทานปรัมปรา…
in German die (Götter-) Sage…
in Catalan mite…
in Japanese 神話, 作り話, (広く信じられているが)根拠のない説…
in Indonesian dongeng…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古代神话, 神话…
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