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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.
(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-)
(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]