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[mahy-nuh s, -nos]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a king of Crete: he ordered Daedalus to build the Labyrinth.


  1. Minho.
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Examples from the Web for minos

Historical Examples

  • Sought he Minos the Haughty where homed in proudest of Mansions.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

    Caius Valerius Catullus

  • Let us revert to the myths and trace the descent of Minos and his progeny.

  • He arrived at Crete, and obtained the love of Ariadne, the daughter of Minos.

  • According to report, she was enamoured of Minos, and betrayed to him Nisæa.

  • The head on the coin shown in Fig. 31 may be intended for that of Minos or Zeus.

    Mazes and Labyrinths

    W. H. Matthews

British Dictionary definitions for minos


  1. Greek myth a king of Crete for whom Daedalus built the Labyrinth to contain the Minotaur


  1. a river in SW Europe, rising in NW Spain and flowing southwest (as part of the border between Spain and Portugal) to the Atlantic. Length: 338 km (210 miles)Portuguese name: Minho
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