noun Mi·nos \ˈmī-nəs\

Definition of MINOS

:  a son of Zeus and Europa and king of Crete who for his just rule is made supreme judge in the underworld after his death

Origin of MINOS

Latin, from Greek Minōs
First Known Use: 14th century


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