Eteocretan

adjective
Et·​eo·​cretan | \ ¦ētē(ˌ)ō, ¦et-+ \

Definition of Eteocretan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the pre-Greek inhabitants of Crete — compare minoan

Eteocretan

noun
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plural -s

Definition of Eteocretan (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for Eteocretan

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 16 Jun. 2021.

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