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Of or relating to the advanced Bronze Age culture that flourished in Crete from about 3000 to 1100 bc.
A native or inhabitant of ancient Crete.
[From Latin Mīnōus, of Minos, from Greek Mīnōios, from Mīnōs, Minos.]
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1. (Historical Terms) denoting the Bronze Age culture of Crete from about 3000 bc to about 1100 bc. Compare Mycenaean
(Peoples) a Cretan belonging to the Minoan culture
[C19: named after Minos, from the excavations at his supposed palace at Knossos]
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Mi•no•an(mɪˈnoʊ ən, maɪ-)
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.
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Belonging to a Bronze Age culture in Crete from around 3000 BC to 1100 BC.
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|Noun||1.||Minoan - 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 Crete; "the Minoan palace at Knossos"|
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