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Min·o·taur

 (mĭn′ə-tôr′, mī′nə-)
n. Greek Mythology
A monster who was half man and half bull, to whom young Athenian men and women were sacrificed in the Cretan labyrinth until Theseus killed him.

Minotaur

(ˈmaɪnətɔː)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. It was kept in the Labyrinth in Crete, feeding on human flesh, until destroyed by Theseus
[C14: via Latin from Greek Minōtauros, from Minos + tauros bull]

Min•o•taur

(ˈmɪn əˌtɔr, ˈmaɪ nə-)

n.
(in Greek myth) a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man: housed in a labyrinth on Crete, it was fed on human flesh until Theseus killed it.
[< Latin Mīnōtaurus < Greek Mīnṓtauros=Minō(s) Minos + taúros bull]
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Noun1.Minotaur - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a manMinotaur - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man; slain by Theseus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
Translations

Minotaur

[ˈmaɪnətɔːʳ] NMinotauro m

Minotaur

nMinotaur(us) m

Minotaur

[ˈmaɪnətɔːʳ] nMinotauro