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polymythy

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EtymologyEdit

poly- +‎ myth +‎ -y

NounEdit

polymythy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) A combination of multiple plots in a single narrative.
    • [1760, [John Marchant], “POLY′MYTHY”, in A New Complete English Dictionary, Peculiarly Adapted to the Instruction and Improvement of Those who have not had the Benefit of a Learned or Liberal Education, [...], London: Printed for J. Fuller, OCLC 833818077:
      POLY′MYTHY (S[ubstantive]) in Poetry, a fault in an epic poem, when inſtead of a ſingle mythos, or fable, there is a multiplicity of them.]