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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A king of Crete, the son of Zeus and Europa, who was made one of the three judges in the underworld after his death.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (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.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The mythical king of Crete and the son of Zeus and Europa.

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  • noun son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Μίνως (Mīnōs).

Examples

  • There is a passage of Homer very pertinent to this purpose, in which he calls Minos [Greek text], which, as Plato interprets it, signifies THE DISCIPLE AND COMPANION

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • I called Minos at the DEA in Lafayette and told him to meet me there.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • I called Minos at the DEA in Lafayette and told him to meet me there.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • I called Minos at the DEA in Lafayette and told him to meet me there.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • I called Minos at the DEA in Lafayette and told him to meet me there.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • The maternal Minos is not to be appeased, and the appointed month of penance has duly to be endured: –

    Maria Edgeworth

  • The suggestion has been made, with great probability, that the name Minos is not so much the name of a single person as the title of a race of kings.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete

  • At noon I called Minos Dautrieve at the DEA in Lafayette.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • At noon I called Minos Dautrieve at the DEA in Lafayette.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • At noon I called Minos Dautrieve at the DEA in Lafayette.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

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