Minos

noun
Mi·​nos | \ ˈmī-nəs How to pronounce Minos (audio) \

Definition of Minos

: 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

First Known Use of Minos

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Minos

Latin, from Greek Minōs

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