Definition of mythos in English:

mythos

Syllabification: myth·os
Pronunciation: /ˈmiTHōs, -äs
 
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noun (plural mythoi /ˈmiTHoi/)

chiefly • technical
  • 1A myth or mythology.
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    • Much of the traditional Arthurian mythos has simply been left out.
    • In this unique, austere interpretation of the Arthurian mythos, there isn't a shot or a camera movement that doesn't represent thought - and love.
    • The Vulcan of the Islamic mythos was named Jabr.
  • 1.1(In literature) a traditional or recurrent narrative theme or plot structure.
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    • This is the central mythos, the guiding narrative, of modernity of course.
    • This is the mythos of tragedy, combined with a glorious transcendence of conflict.
    • For Frye this meant that there were four archetypal plot modes, or mythoi, that characterized Western literature.
  • 1.2A set of beliefs or assumptions about something: the rhetoric and mythos of science create the comforting image of linear progression toward truth
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    • I told them both about my crusade to spread the word of sustainability and debunk the mythos about long-haired, granola-eating folk that surrounds it.
    • The fact that she is on record as being sexually experimental simply feeds into that mythos.
    • Really otherwise uninteresting people can be celebrities; it deconstructs the whole mythos.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Greek.

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