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Gnossus

[nos-uh s] /ˈnɒs əs/
noun
1.
Related forms
Gnossian, adjective
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  • The heifers of Gnossus and of Cydon 751 sighed to mate with him.

  • From Gnossus, whence the Greeks drew all their laws and science, came probably the Greek word gnosis, meaning knowledge.

    Archaic England Harold Bayley
  • This would be a most extraordinary oversight, as the scene is laid in Crete, in the town of Gnossus.

  • I come to thee a more constant lover; damsel of Gnossus, lay aside thy fear, the wife of Bacchus shalt thou be.

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