[ mahy-nuhs, -nos ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. a king of Crete: he ordered Daedalus to build the Labyrinth.

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How to use Minos in a sentence

  • Later, when the snow-tunnel system came into vogue, the place became another Labyrinth of Minos.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • The kindly sea-god sent a splendid offering, but when Minos saw the bull's size and beauty, he resolved to keep it.

  • The next labor that was assigned to the hero was218 the capture of a mad bull given by Neptune to King Minos.

  • Although Minos was very wise, he had a subject named Dæd´a-lus who was even wiser than he.

    The Story of the Greeks | H. A. Guerber
  • In such beliefs we have a close enough parallel to the traditions of Minos.

    The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick

British Dictionary definitions for Minos


/ (ˈmaɪnɒs) /

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

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