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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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Bemerkungen zur Ephemeris belli Troiani des Diktys von Kreta.
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U njemu su supostojali vreme i vrijeme (i vrime), fudbal i nogomet, Kreta i Krit, realizirati i realizovati, dijalekt i sleng, i stosta jos, od naglasnih sustava do prozodija, iz ukupno dostupnog rezervoara jezicnih jedinica.
MERKLE, Die Ephemeris belli Troiani des Diktys von Kreta, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, pp.
Die Kaferfauna der Balkanhalbinsel, mit Berucksichtigung Klein-Asiens und der Insel Kreta, Familienreihe Caraboidea [The beetle fauna of the Balkan Penninsula, with consideration of Asia Minor and the island of Crete, family series Caraboidea].
In der dynastischen Allianz ist Seleukos IV, Expansionsplane nachNord-Griechenland, Probleme mit Aetolia, Lykia und Kreta.
Thus, despite ULTRA intelligence, a steady stream of freighters and tankers arrived in African ports without undergoing any attack whatsoever--like the German steamer Kreta, which arrived at Tobruk on 25 August with 382 tons of fuel, or Savona at Tripoli on the 27th, Sibilla at Tobruk on the 27th, the tanker Caucaso at Benghazi on the 28th, or Armando at Tripoli on the 1st of the following month.
Und was war das Geheimnis, als daft Demeter, die grosse, Sich gefallig einmal auch einem Helden bequemt, Als sie Jasion einst, dem rustigen Konig der Kreter, Ihres unsterblichen Leibs holdes Verborgne gegonnt Da war Kreta begluckt
Merkle, Stefan (1989): Die Ephemeris belli Troiani des Diktys von Kreta.
Die artikel sluit af met 'n kort oorweging van die liminale beduidenis van die Knossos Labirint se ligging op Kreta.