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[mahy-si-nee-uh n] /ˌmaɪ sɪˈni ən/

of or relating to the ancient city of .
denoting or pertaining to the ancient civilization at , dating from c2000 to c1100 b.c.
Also called Mycenaean Greek. the earliest recorded Greek dialect, written in the Linear B syllabary and dating from the 15th through the 13th centuries b.c.
of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants
of or relating to the Aegean civilization of Mycenae (1400 to 1100bc)

1590s, “pertaining to Mycenae,” the ancient city on the Argive plain, from Latin Mycenaeus, from Greek Mykenaios “of Mycenae,” from Mykenai. In reference to the Aegean civilization that flourished 1500-1100 B.C.E. and was centered on Mycenae, it is from 1890s.


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