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Canea

[kuh-nee-uh] /kəˈni ə/
noun
1.
a seaport on and the capital of Crete, on the W part.
Greek Khania.

Crete

[kreet] /krit/
noun
1.
Formerly Candia. a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq. km).
Capital: Canea.
2.
Sea of, a part of the S Aegean Sea lying between the Cyclades Islands and Crete.
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Canea

/kæˈnɪə/
noun
1.
the chief port of Crete, on the NW coast. Pop: 55 838 (2001) Greek name Khaniá

Crete

/kriːt/
noun
1.
a mountainous island in the E Mediterranean, the largest island of Greece: of archaeological importance for the ruins of Minoan civilization. Pop: 601 131 (2001). Area: 8331 sq km (3216 sq miles) Modern Greek name Kríti
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Crete

traditionally said to be from Krus, name of a mythological ancestor; probably an ethnic name of some sort.

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Crete definition


Island in southeastern Greece in the Mediterranean Sea.

Note: Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.
Note: One of the world's earliest civilizations, the Minoan civilization, reached its peak in Crete in 1600 b.c.
Note: In Greek mythology, Crete was Minos's kingdom, where the Minotaur lived at the center of the Labyrinth.
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