Minoan

adjective
Mi·​no·​an | \mə-ˈnō-ən, mī-\

Definition of Minoan 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a Bronze Age culture of Crete that flourished about 3000 b.c.–1100 b.c.

Minoan

noun

Definition of Minoan (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of ancient Crete

First Known Use of Minoan

Adjective

1830, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Minoan

Adjective

Latin minous of Minos, from Greek minōios, from Minōs Minos

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