Eteocretan

1 of 2

adjective

Et·​eo·​cretan
¦ētē(ˌ)ō,
¦et-+
: of or relating to the pre-Greek inhabitants of Crete compare minoan

Eteocretan

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
1
: a pre-Greek inhabitant of Crete
2
: a pre-Greek language of Crete preserved in a small amount of inscriptional material partly in hieroglyphic characters

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Greek Eteokrēt-, Eteokrēs pre-Greek inhabitant of Crete (from eteos true + Krēt-, Krēs Cretan) + English -an

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“Eteocretan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eteocretan. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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