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[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.


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