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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)

Hint

Think all different numbers, just not Roman Numerals

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    $\begingroup$ Could you clarify if there are 4 "consecutive numbers" or "4 numbers" consecutively. The second line seems redundant if it is the former. $\endgroup$
    – Jay
    Oct 11, 2018 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ 5 letters long or 5 unique letters, I wonder? $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    Oct 11, 2018 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ 5 letters long like seven $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Oct 11, 2018 at 16:52
  • $\begingroup$ Is mythical meaning like a true mythical word? Similar to cerberus or whisp? $\endgroup$ Oct 11, 2018 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – phoog
    Oct 11, 2018 at 18:11

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A playful little possibility is a

pixie which is pi-x-i-e

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    $\begingroup$ You are so good at solving puzzles @Tom $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Oct 11, 2018 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ You should explain the Mythical part of it $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Oct 11, 2018 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Oct 11, 2018 at 18:56
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One option is

MILD

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

Poseidon

which contains the numbers

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

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  • $\begingroup$ It is not a Mythical word $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:49
  • $\begingroup$ And it's not consecutive, I think (Unless my definition of 'consecutive' itself is wrong XD) $\endgroup$
    – Kevin L
    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ @DEEM, what disqualifies this answer? $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, it's supposed to be consecutive like 5678? I misunderstood that part. $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Abion47 The five-letter criterion was added after this. $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Oct 11, 2018 at 21:15
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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

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome tp PSE @JGibbers. Clever guess and smart way to include "e". My answer is different though. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Oct 11, 2018 at 18:09
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    $\begingroup$ 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?) $\endgroup$
    – JGibbers
    Oct 11, 2018 at 18:16
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I realise it is not a mythical word, but this fits:

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

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    $\begingroup$ a nonet is a group of 9 things $\endgroup$
    – Alex Jones
    Oct 11, 2018 at 19:01
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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

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  • $\begingroup$ Again it needs to be Mythical $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Oct 11, 2018 at 16:53
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    $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$ Oct 12, 2018 at 0:14

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