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Mycenaean

[ mahy-si-nee-uhn ]
/ ˌmaɪ sɪˈni ən /
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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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