• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Minoan of or relating to or characteristic of the Bronze Age culture of Crete "the Minoan palace at Knossos"
    • n Minoan a Cretan who lived in the bronze-age culture of Crete about 3000-1100 BC
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Minoan Of or pertaining to Minos, the traditional monarch and lawgiver of Crete, and especially to the palace of Minos, a prehistoric edifice on the site of ancient Cnosus, in Crete, the excavation of which was begun by Arthur J. Evans in 1900.
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In literature:

Cretan influence strong in Middle Minoan completely drowned local efforts in first Late Minoan days.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
We have here another interesting proof of a connection between XIIth Dynasty Egypt and early Minoan Crete.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
Mycenaean, and still more the great Minoan art of which Mycenaean has proved to be only a decadent phase, needed no Oriental crutches.
"The Sea-Kings of Crete" by James Baikie
To him is attributed the founding of the great Minoan civilization.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
She must take her place by the side of Rhea-Diktynna in the Minoan pantheon.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Its date is that of the close of the Minoan period, namely 1600 B.C.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The cavity proved to be a great reservoir approached by a rock-cut staircase and of Early Minoan date.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Similar evidence of Minoan contact, and indeed of wholesale colonization from the Aegean side, recurs in Cyprus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Supposedly the world's living expert on Minoan Crete.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
The Minoan and Mycenaean period, partly contemporary with the above and dating probably from about 2500 to about 1000 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
VI Gutian Early Minoan II Period I.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
Of late years Central and Western Europe have yielded evidence of the 'drift' of Minoan culture to outlying parts.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The earliest engraved stones of Minoan Crete are three-sided prism seals, made of a soft steatite, native in S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Were the creators of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilization Greeks or were they not?
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
The whole plan bears more than a superficial resemblance to those of Cretan palaces in the later Minoan period.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
He judged her character with Minoan rightness.
"The King of Alsander" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

Shaw's new volume, Kommos : A Minoan Harbor Town and Greek Sanctuary in Southern Crete, defies simple categorization.
Minoan Group PLC Acquisitions, Trading Update & Share Issue.
Sandy McGillivray, an archaeologist studying the Minoan ruins of Palaikastro on the eastern shore of Crete, had never seen anything like it.
Many of these objects were found in positions suggesting they had been placed on benches that, as at other Late Minoan shrines , ran along the walls.
Five thousand years ago the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete.
Minoan Stock Continues To Fall.
Shares in Greek ferry operator Minoan Lines slipped again on the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday following the sinking of the Express Samina ferry belonging to its subsidiary Minoan Flying Dolphins.