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Minotaur

noun Mi·no·taur \ˈmi-nə-ˌtr, ˈmī-\

Definition of MINOTAUR

:  a monster shaped half like a man and half like a bull, confined in the labyrinth built by Daedalus for Minos, and given a periodic tribute of youths and maidens as food until slain by Theseus

Origin of MINOTAUR

Middle English, from Latin Minotaurus, from Greek Minōtauros, from Minōs + tauros bull
First Known Use: 14th century

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