Origin of Cretan
Examples from the Web for cretan
In an interesting Cretan sarcophagus from Hagia Triada the life-giving power is tripled.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
The terrible dog had hurled down and was holding under his enormous paws the Cretan archer, who was uttering frightful cries.The Brass Bell|Eugne Sue
After Nauplia came Argos, where the Cretan refugees were gathered in force.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
In the midst of this arrives the Cretan budget, as before mentioned.From the Oak to the Olive|Julia Ward Howe
The officer who had charge of us was a Cretan Turk, a kind-hearted but rather diffident man.A Prisoner in Turkey|John Still
Old English Cretense (plural), from Latin Cretanus (singular); see Crete. They were proverbial in ancient times as liars; cf. Greek kretismos "lying," literally "Cretan behavior."