[mi-noh-uh n, mahy-] /mɪˈnoʊ ən, maɪ-/

of or relating to the ancient civilization of the island of Crete, dating from about 3000 to 1100 b.c.
a native or inhabitant of ancient Crete.
denoting the Bronze Age culture of Crete from about 3000 bc to about 1100 bc Compare Mycenaean
of or relating to the linear writing systems used in Crete and later in mainland Greece See Linear A, Linear B
a Cretan belonging to the Minoan culture

1894, from Minos, famous king of Crete; applied by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans to the civilization that flourished there c.3000-1400 B.C.E.


Read Also:

  • Minocycline

    [min-oh-sahy-kleen, -klin] noun, Pharmacology. 1. a long-acting, broad-spectrum, semisynthetic antibiotic drug, C 2 3 H 2 7 N 3 O 7 , derived from tetracycline.

  • Minogue

    /mɪˈnəʊɡ/ noun 1. Kylie (ˈkaɪlɪ). born 1968, Australian singer and actress: appeared in the television series Neighbours from 1986; records include “I Should Be So Lucky” (1988), Kylie Minogue (1994), Fever (2001), and X (2007)

  • Minor

    [mahy-ner] adjective 1. lesser, as in size, extent, or importance, or being or noting the lesser of two: a minor share. 2. not serious, important, etc.: a minor wound; a minor role. 3. having low rank, status, position, etc.: a minor official. 4. under the legal age of full responsibility. 5. Education. of or relating […]

  • Minor agglutinin

    minor agglutinin n. See group agglutinin.

Disclaimer: Minoan definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.