Minoan


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Mi·no·an

 (mĭ-nō′ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the advanced Bronze Age culture that flourished in Crete from about 3000 to 1100 bc.
n.
A native or inhabitant of ancient Crete.

[From Latin Mīnōus, of Minos, from Greek Mīnōios, from Mīnōs, Minos.]

Minoan

(mɪˈnəʊən)
adj
1. (Historical Terms) denoting the Bronze Age culture of Crete from about 3000 bc to about 1100 bc. Compare Mycenaean
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the linear writing systems used in Crete and later in mainland Greece. See Linear A, Linear B
n
(Peoples) a Cretan belonging to the Minoan culture
[C19: named after Minos, from the excavations at his supposed palace at Knossos]

Mi•no•an

(mɪˈnoʊ ən, maɪ-)

adj.
1. of or designating the Bronze Age civilization of Crete, c2400–l400 b.c.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Crete during the Minoan period.
[1890–95; Mino (s) + -an1]

Minoan

Belonging to a Bronze Age culture in Crete from around 3000 BC to 1100 BC.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Minoan - a Cretan who lived in the bronze-age culture of Crete about 3000-1100 BCMinoan - a Cretan who lived in the bronze-age culture of Crete about 3000-1100 BC
Cretan - a native or inhabitant of Crete
Adj.1.Minoan - of or relating to or characteristic of the Bronze Age culture of CreteMinoan - of or relating to or characteristic of the Bronze Age culture of Crete; "the Minoan palace at Knossos"
Translations

Minoan

adjminoisch
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The town's archaeological museum has displays of Minoan pottery and an important coin collection.
Until early this year, she was known as the Golden Vergina, but was then sold to Minoan Flying Dolphins/Hellas Ferries for pounds 2.
Most of the 10 papers look at the use of mollusk shells as ornamentation, but one describes purple-dye industry waste recycling in the Bronze Age Aegean as demonstrated by stoves and myrex shells at Minoan Monastiraki in Crete.
You will also have the chance to explore some of the delights of this fascinating part of the world, including a full-day excursion visiting Argiroupolis, Akrotiri and Chania as well as the Roman ruins of St Titus Church, Phaestos Minoan site, the Monastery of Kalivianni and the Idi mountains.
Pandelis Sfinias, general manager of Minoan Lines, jumped from a sixth storey window in his office building in the port of Piraeus, six miles south of Athens.
The Express Samina, owned by Minoan Flying Dolphins, a subsidiary of Minoan Lines, ran aground and sank off the Aegean holiday island of Paros late on Tuesday.
The Alatzomouri Rock Shelter: An Early Minoan III Deposit in Eastern Crete
While the Griffin Warrior was Mycenaean, many of the riches found in his tomb are Minoan in origin, indicating a large amount of cultural exchange and interchange between the two civilizations.
Synopsis: Ancient Minoan families flee the devastation and conquest of Crete, and migrate via Cyprus to multicultural Palestine, among wild but advanced Sea Peoples.
23 May 2017 - Scottish travel and leisure company Minoan Group plc's (LSE: MIN) Stewart Travel Ltd.
Return direct flights from Newcastle 7 nights HB hotel accommodation (4 in Gouves, Eastern Crete and 3 in Rethymnon, Western Crete) Excursion to Elounda, on the Gulf of Mirabello, with boat trip and entrance to Spinalonga island; visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos; visit to Heraklion; excursion to Southern Crete including Preveli Monastery, Lake Kournos, the Kotsifou Gorge and Argiroupolis ?
Excursion to Elounda with boat trip and entrance to Spinalonga island; visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos; visit to Heraklion; excursion to Southern Crete including Preveli Monastery, Lake Kournas, the Kotsifou Gorge and Argiroupolis ?