Contradict vs Countermyth - What's the difference?
As a verb contradict
is (obsolete) to speak against; to forbid.
As a noun countermyth is
a myth that counters or contradicts another.
(obsolete) To speak against; to forbid.
*, New York 2001, p. 203:
To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).
- magic hath been publically professed in former times, in Salamanca, Cracovia, and other places, though after censured by several universities, and now generally contradicted , though practised by some still […].
To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).
- His testimony contradicts hers.
- Everything he says contradicts me.
- Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself, / And say it is not so.
To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
- The future cannot contradict the past.
- No truth can contradict another truth.
- A greater power than we can contradict / Hath thwarted our intents.
A myth that counters or contradicts another.