Mycenaean

adjective My·ce·nae·an \ ˌmī-sə-ˈnē-ən \
variants: or less commonly Mycenian play \mī-ˈsē-nē-ən\

Definition of Mycenaean

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Mycenae, its people, or the period (1400 to 1100 b.c.) of Mycenae's political ascendancy
2 : characteristic of the Bronze Age Mycenaean culture of the eastern Mediterranean area

Mycenaean

noun

First Known Use of mycenaean

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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