Definition of mythologem in English:

mythologem

noun

  • A mythical story; a fundamental theme or motif of myth or other discourse.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Hellenic Studies. From ancient Greek μυθολόγημα mythical narrative from μυθολογεῖν to tell mythical tales + -ημα, suffix forming nouns.

Pronunciation

mythologem

/ˌmɪθə(ʊ)ˈləʊdʒəm//mɪˈθɒlədʒəm/