Minotaur
Minotaur Min"o*taur (m[i^]n"[-o]*t[add]r), n. [L. Minotaurus, Gr. Minw`tayros; Mi`nos, the husband of Pasipha["e] + tay^ros a bull, the Minotaur being the offspring of Pasipha["e] and a bull: cf. F. minotaure.] (Class. Myth.) A fabled monster, half man and half bull, confined in the labyrinth constructed by D[ae]dalus in Crete. [1913 Webster]

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  • Minotàur — m mit. čudovište s ljudskim tijelom i glavom bika iz Labirinta u Knososu …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Minotaur — late 14c., from Gk. minotauros, from Minos, king of Crete + tauros bull. A flesh eating monster, half man half bull, son of Pasiphae (wife of Minos) by a bull …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Minotaur — [min′ə tôr΄] n. [ME Minotaure < L Minotaurus < Gr Minōtauros < Minōs, Minos + tauros, a bull, akin to L taurus: see TAURUS] Gr. Myth. a monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull (in some versions, with the body of a bull and… …   English World dictionary

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  • Minotaur — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Minotaur est le nom anglais du monstre fabuleux de la mythologie grecque possédant le corps d un homme et la tête d un taureau, le Minotaure. La fusée… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Minotaur — /min euh tawr /, n. 1. Class. Myth. a monster, the offspring of Pasiphaë and the Cretan bull, that had the head of a bull on the body of a man: housed in the Cretan Labyrinth, it was fed on human flesh until Theseus, helped by Ariadne, killed it …   Universalium

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