legendary

Meanings

Adjective

  • Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
  • Appearing (solely) in legends.
  • Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
  • Having unimaginable greatness; excellent to such an extent to evoke stories.

Noun

  • A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
  • One who relates legends.
  • A legendary Pok√©mon.

Origin

  • legend + -ary; from Middle Latin legendarius. Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s) (Old French legendier), from Latin legenda. In English, both the noun and the adjective first appeared in the 16th century.

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