Μίνως

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Cretan word for "king." Appearing in Minoan Linear A tablets is mi-nu-te, which is possibly related.[1] The term is also possibly related to Sanskrit मुनि (muni, asectic) (fitting the legend of Minos living in Cretan caves), which suggests a common Proto-Indo-European origin.[2]

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Proper noun[edit]

Μῑ́νως (Mī́nōsm (genitive Μίνωος); Attic declension

  1. Minos

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References[edit]

  • Μίνως in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Μίνως in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Μίνως in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,017
  1. ^ Hubert La Marle, Linéaire A : la première écriture syllabique de Crete, Geuthner, Paris, 4 volumes, 1997-99 (in vol. 3, ch. XIV concerns kings and meetings)
  2. ^ La Marle 1997-99.