Mi·​nos ˈmī-nəs How to pronounce Minos (audio)
: 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

Word History


Latin, from Greek Minōs

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Minos was in the 14th century

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“Minos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Minos. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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