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]

  • p. 1,017 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  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.