Mycenaean

adjective
My·​ce·​nae·​an | \ˌmī-sə-ˈnē-ən \
variants: or less commonly Mycenian \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

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First Known Use of Mycenaean

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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