- (Greek mythology) a monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull (in some versions, with the
body of a bull and the head of a man), confined by Minos in a labyrinth built by Daedalus,
and annually fed seven youths and seven maidens from Athens, until killed by Theseus see also Pasiphaë
< L Minotaurus
< Gr Minōtauros
Minos + tauros,
a bull, akin to L taurus:
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Example Sentences Including 'Minotaur'
A giant robot Minotaur straddled the train platform, raising and lowering a golden double-bladed ax.