Minoan definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to the advanced Bronze Age culture that flourished in Crete from about 3000 to 1100 B.C.
    • Of or concerning the society that developed in Crete through the neolithic period to your Bronze Age (about 3000-1050 BCE).
    • Of or concerning the writing systems (Linear the and Linear B) found in Crete and soon after in mainland Greece.
    • Of or concerning the ancient language associated with Minoans which died out by the start of the first millenium BCE.
    • of or associated with or feature regarding the Bronze Age tradition of Crete
  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of old Crete.
    • A Cretan which belonged toward Minoan civilization.
    • a Cretan who lived in the bronze-age culture of Crete about 3000-1100 BC
  • proper-noun:
    • the language printed in Linear A
  • others:
    • Of or regarding Minos, the traditional monarch and lawgiver of Crete, and especially to the palace of Minos, a prehistoric edifice on the website of old Cnosus, in Crete, the excavation of which was begun by Arthur J. Evans in 1900.

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