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Cnos·sosor Cnos·sus (nŏs′əs)
Knos·sosalso Cnos·sos or Cnos·sus (nŏs′əs)
An ancient city of northern Crete near present-day Heraklion. The center of a Bronze Age culture that probably flourished from c. 2000 to 1400 bc, it is the traditional site of the labyrinth of Daedalus and the palace of King Minos.
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(Placename) a variant spelling of Knossos
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or Cnos•sus(ˈnɒs əs)
a ruined city in N central Crete: capital of the ancient Minoan civilization.
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