Mycenaean
also Mycenian adjective Date: 1598 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Mycenae, its people, or the period (1400 to 1100 B.C.) of Mycenae's political ascendancy 2. characteristic of the Bronze Age Mycenaean culture of the eastern Mediterranean area • Mycenaean noun

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  • Mycenaean — may refer to: Something from or belonging to the ancient town of Mycenae in Peloponnese in Greece Mycenaean Greece, the Greek speaking regions of the Aegean Sea as of the Late Bronze Age Mycenaean language, an ancient form of Greek Helladic… …   Wikipedia

  • Mycenaean — 1590s, pertaining to Mycenae, the ancient city on the Argive plain, from L. Mycenaeus, from Gk. Mykenaios of Mycenae, from Mykenai. In reference to the Aegean civilization that flourished 1500 1100 B.C.E. and was centered on Mycenae, it is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mycenaean — [mī΄sə nē′ən] adj. 1. of Mycenae 2. designating or of a Bronze Age civilization which existed in Greece, Crete, Asia Minor, etc. from c. 1700 to c. 1100 B.C …   English World dictionary

  • Mycenaean — /muy si nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the ancient city of Mycenae. 2. denoting or pertaining to the ancient civilization at Mycenae, dating from c2000 to c1100 B.C. n. 3. Also called Mycenaean Greek. the earliest recorded Greek dialect,… …   Universalium

  • Mycenaean — 1. adjective a) Of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants. b) Of or relating to the Mycenaean civilization, the early Greek civilization that spread its influence from Mycenae to many parts of the Mediterranean region and Central… …   Wiktionary

  • Mycenaean — adj. of the city of Mycenae, belonging to the ancient Mycenaean culture (in southern Greece) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mycenaean — [ˌmʌɪsɪ ni:ən] (also Mycenean) Archaeology adjective relating to or denoting a late Bronze Age civilization in Greece represented by finds at Mycenae and other ancient cities of the Peloponnese. noun an inhabitant of Mycenae or member of the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mycenaean — My•ce•nae•an or My•ce•ne•an [[t]ˌmaɪ sɪˈni ən[/t]] adj. 1) anh of or pertaining to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants 2) ara anh denoting or pertaining to the ancient civilization at Mycenae, dating from c2000 to c1100 b.c. 3) peo a) a native or… …   From formal English to slang

  • Mycenaean — adj. & n. adj. Archaeol. of or relating to the late Bronze Age civilization in Greece (c.1500 1100 BC), depicted in the Homeric poems and represented by finds at Mycenae and elsewhere. n. an inhabitant of Mycenae or the Mycenaean world. Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • mycenaean — my·ce·nae·an …   English syllables

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