Literary terms

legend
(n)
LEJ-ǝnd
Meaning

1. old traditional story

1st Sample Sentence

1. The legend of Nala and Damayanti is told in the Mahabharata.

2nd Meaning

2. explanatory list of symbols on a map

2nd Sample Sentence

2. The legend shows that a double solid line indicates a national boundary.

Root

legere (to gather, select, read) (Latin)

Mnemonics

leg (read:root word meaning)+ end. we are reading for the road end on a map.

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