Mycenaean

[ mahy-si-nee-uh n ]
/ ˌmaɪ sɪˈni ən /

adjective

of or relating to the ancient city of Mycenae.
denoting or pertaining to the ancient civilization at Mycenae, dating from c2000 to c1100 b.c.

noun

Also called Mycenaean Greek. the earliest recorded Greek dialect, written in the Linear B syllabary and dating from the 15th through the 13th centuries b.c.

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Origin of Mycenaean

First recorded in 1590–1600; Mycenae + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Mycenaean

pre-My·ce·nae·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mycenaean

Mycenaean
/ (ˌmaɪsɪˈniːən) /

adjective

of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants
of or relating to the Aegean civilization of Mycenae (1400 to 1100 bc)
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