Cretan

Definitions

  • Hannibal requesting the Cretan Priests to become his Bankers
    Hannibal requesting the Cretan Priests to become his Bankers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cretan a native or inhabitant of Crete
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cretan Pertaining to Crete, or Candia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cretan Of or pertaining to the island of Crete or to its inhabitants.
    • n cretan A native or an inhabitant of the island of Crete, south of Greece, pertaining to Turkey since 1669; specifically, a member of the indigenous Grecian population of Crete. In the New Testament the form Cretians occurs (Tit. i. 12).
    • n cretan The name of an ancient sophism. A Cretan is supposed to say that Cretans always lie, which leads to the conclusion that he must be lying when he says so. The accusation being thus refuted, the testimony of Cretans may be accepted, and in particular that of this Cretan. For another variation, see liar.
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Usage

In literature:

In his pay were a thousand Hydriots, two hundred Cretans, and a corps of Roumeliots.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
If I were "the English" of this splendid specimen of a Cretan, I would at least find a new way to perdition.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
The Cretan archers, almost without defensive armor, were snatched by the legs, arms, shoulders, anywhere.
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
Director, British School at Athens, 1897-1900; Director, Cretan Exploration Fund, 1899.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The descent is guarded by the legendary Minotaur, the Cretan monster, part bull, part man.
"Dante: His Times and His Work" by Arthur John Butler
The Cretan expedition not only confirmed but enhanced the standing which Frontenac had won in his youth.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
Take up the Cretan question on the Havas telegrams.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
When the Northern papers simply say they have gained a victory, we rejoice, knowing their Cretan habits.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The Cretan inscriptions belong to a far older epoch, and are written in two non-Grecian scripts of undetermined affinities.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Plutarch relates that the Cretans spoke of Crete as their motherland, and not fatherland.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
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In poetry:

Like roar of ocean beating on the Cretan cliff,
The strong Komiske gives the panting sphere a biff;
And from the tribunes rise loud murmurs everywhere,
When twice and thrice Mikellius beats the mocking air.
"At The Ball Game" by Roswell Martin Field
And, ere the word has 'scaped his lips,
A stir is seen amongst the ships,
And thousand voices "Victory!" cry:
"We are delivered from our foe,
The storm has laid the Cretan low,
The war is ended, is gone by!"
"The Ring Of Polycrates - A Ballad" by Friedrich von Schiller
Unfledged, untimely birdling of a breath!
No useless shroud hast thou, nor wreath.
They flight was brief, yet wert thou eagle-hearted as of yore.
When fearlessly didst flee that alien Cretan shore To sink in death.
"The Wrecked Aeroplane" by Leon Gellert
The guest then speaks with startled mind:
"Fortune to-day, in truth, seems kind;
But thou her fickleness shouldst fear:
The Cretan hordes, well skilled, in arms,
Now threaten thee with war's alarms;
E'en now they are approaching here."
"The Ring Of Polycrates - A Ballad" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Kamm's Cretan Center to host Greek Festival: A Place in the Sun.
The Greeks and lovers of Greet cultures, food and music will be taking over Kamm's Corners in Cleveland's West Park neighborhood this weekend during the Cretan Center's second annual Greek Festival.
Food & Drink / Food Chain Trace your Cretan olive oil to the source.
The earliest depictions of labyrinths were found in coins from as early as 430 BC, and the first known labyrinths were the Cretan, the Egyptian, the Lemnian, and the Italian.
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In science:

The oldest example of a self-referential paradox is the (Cretans) liar paradox.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
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