Synonyms of legend in English:


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1‘the Arthurian legends’


myth, saga, epic, folk tale, folk story, traditional story, tale, story, fairy tale, narrative, fable, romance

folklore, lore, mythology, fantasy, oral history, tradition, folk tradition, old wives' tales

technical mythos, mythus

informal yarn

2‘pop legends like the Beatles’


celebrity, star, superstar, icon, famous person, great, genius, phenomenon, luminary, giant, big name

informal celeb, megastar

3‘‘the most distinguished address in Ireland’ boasted the legend on the desk notepad’


caption, inscription, dedication, motto, slogan, device, heading, head, title, wording, subtitle, subheading, rubric, colophon

4‘the experimental conditions were as described in the legend to Figure 5’


explanation, key, code, cipher, table of symbols, guide, glossary