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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
3,722 words
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The legend, a genre of short prose narratives, has strong roots in the oral tradition and is still vibrant today

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
150 words

OT scholars use the term ‘legend’ to designate stories as a literary type without regard for historicity. Since most such

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legend   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
459 words

Verbal adjective of legere, originally the term legenda meant literally “that which must be read” and designated a Reading

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated. This sense dates from the early 17th century; in Middle English, the word was used to denote the story ... More

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