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myth

noun [C]
 
 
/mɪθ/
STORY B2 an ancient story about gods and brave people, often one that explains an event in history or the natural world: a Greek mythAccounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
IDEA an idea that is not true but is believed by many people: It's a myth that men are better drivers than women.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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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