American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Class. Myth.) A king and lawgiver of Crete, fabled to be the son of Jupiter and Europa. After death he was made a judge in the Lower Regions.
- n. son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld
- From Ancient Greek Μίνως (Mīnōs). (Wiktionary)
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“A shock went through me, such as Minos 'bull-mask had not struck into my flesh.”
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