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mythnoun

uk   /mɪθ/  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.
(Definition of myth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mythnoun [C/U]

 us   /mɪθ/
literature a traditional story, esp. one which explains the early history or a cultural belief or practice of a group of people, or explains a natural event: [C] Kids like the stories about the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman myths.
A myth is also a commonly believed but false idea: [C] Equal opportunity continues to be a myth for many.
mythological
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌmɪθ·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
mythological tales
(Definition of myth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “myth”
in Korean 신화, 근거 없이 믿는 것…
in Arabic أسطورة…
in Malaysian dongeng…
in French mythe…
in Russian миф, выдумка, вымысел…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古代故事, 神話…
in Italian mito…
in Turkish efsane, söylenti, uydurma şey…
in Polish mit…
in Spanish mito…
in Vietnamese thần thoại…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 古代神话, 神话…
in Indonesian dongeng…
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