This is a "mythical" five letter word.

It has 4 numbers in it.

All the 4 numbers are different.

All the letters in the word are part of those numbers. (no extra letters)


Think all different numbers, just not Roman Numerals

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    Could you clarify if there are 4 "consecutive numbers" or "4 numbers" consecutively. The second line seems redundant if it is the former. – Jay Oct 11 at 10:17
  • 5 letters long or 5 unique letters, I wonder? – SteveV Oct 11 at 15:19
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    5 letters long like seven – DEEM Oct 11 at 16:52
  • Is mythical meaning like a true mythical word? Similar to cerberus or whisp? – PerpetualJ Oct 11 at 17:18
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    Does "just not Roman Numerals" mean that roman numerals are excluded, or that there are other kinds of numbers involved? If the latter, it should probably read "not just Roman numerals" instead. – phoog Oct 11 at 18:11
up vote 11 down vote accepted

A playful little possibility is a

pixie which is pi-x-i-e

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    You are so good at solving puzzles @Tom – DEEM Oct 11 at 18:44
  • You should explain the Mythical part of it – DEEM Oct 11 at 18:45
  • @DEEM - I hope people know these little ones which are part of folklore. This answer needed help obtained from previous posters. I really enjoy your puzzles which are original and neat and am still puzzled by some of Grandpa's sayings. – Tom Oct 11 at 18:56

One option is


which contains the numbers

M (1000), I (1), L (50) and D (500) in Roman numerals.

If we allow numbers from other languages, we have the clearly mythical


which contains the numbers

po (5 in Paraguayan Guarani)
sei (6 in Italian)
D (50 in Roman numerals)
on (10 in Turkish)

  • It is not a Mythical word – DEEM Oct 11 at 9:49
  • And it's not consecutive, I think (Unless my definition of 'consecutive' itself is wrong XD) – Kevin L Oct 11 at 9:51
  • @DEEM, what disqualifies this answer? – hexomino Oct 11 at 9:54
  • Oh, it's supposed to be consecutive like 5678? I misunderstood that part. – jafe Oct 11 at 9:54
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    @Abion47 The five-letter criterion was added after this. – jafe Oct 11 at 21:15

I believe it's

DeVIL - deeply rooted in mythology, D = 500, e = euler's number (never said they have to be rational!), V = 5, IL = 49

  • Welcome tp PSE @JGibbers. Clever guess and smart way to include "e". My answer is different though. – DEEM Oct 11 at 18:09
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    Thanks! I think we may end up needing a hint or a clue to the word itself to narrow it down then (since I think it might be a little broad otherwise?) – JGibbers Oct 11 at 18:16

I realise it is not a mythical word, but this fits:

The numbers would be TEN, ONE (reversed), NONE (also reversed) and NON (bit suspect)

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    a nonet is a group of 9 things – AlexanderJ93 Oct 11 at 19:01

A five letter word which could work, in line with jafe's original answer is

MIMIC = MI + M + I + C, four different values in Roman numerals.

Other possibilities

VIVID = VI + V + I + D
LIVID = LI + V + I + D
CIVIL = CI + V + I + L

  • Again it needs to be Mythical – DEEM Oct 11 at 16:53
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    @DEEM - You obviously aren't a fan of pop fantasy. A Mimic is a living creature that takes the form of a container to draw in prey. Usually a chest, but could also be a simple box, cabinet, etc. – Xavon_Wrentaile Oct 12 at 0:14

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