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Crete

 (krēt)
An island of southeast Greece in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its Minoan civilization, centered at the city of Knossos on the northern coast, was one of the earliest in the world and reached the height of its wealth and power c. 1600 bc. Crete subsequently fell to the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, and Ottoman Turks. The islanders proclaimed their union with modern Greece in 1908.

Cre′tan adj. & n.

Crete

(kriːt)
n
(Placename) a mountainous island in the E Mediterranean, the largest island of Greece: of archaeological importance for the ruins of Minoan civilization. Pop: 601 131 (2001). Area: 8331 sq km (3216 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Kríti

Crete

(krit)

n.
a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 502,165; 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq. km). Cap.: Canea.
Also called Candia.
Cre′tan, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Crete - the largest Greek island in the MediterraneanCrete - the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
Labyrinth of Minos - a vast labyrinth built in Crete by Daedalus at the command of Minos in order to contain the Minotaur
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Cretan - a native or inhabitant of Crete
Translations

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