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 (mī′nəs, -nŏs′)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Crete, the son of Zeus and Europa, who was made one of the three judges in the underworld after his death.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Crete for whom Daedalus built the Labyrinth to contain the Minotaur
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(ˈmaɪ nəs, -nɒs)

a legendary ruler of Crete who ordered Daedalus to build a labyrinth to house the Minotaur.
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Noun1.Minos - son of Zeus and EuropaMinos - son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld
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[ˈmaɪnɒs] nMinosse m
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