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Minotaur (ˈmaɪnətɔː Pronunciation for Minotaur



  1. (Greek mythology) a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. It was kept in the Labyrinth in Crete, feeding on human flesh, until destroyed by Theseus

Word Origin

C14: via Latin from Greek Minōtauros, from Minos + tauros bull

Example Sentences Including 'Minotaur'

All other assets remain with Minotaur shareholders through a new company, Minotaur Exploration, that plans to list next year.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Asked to name the thing that was half-bull, half-man, every team plumped for the Minotaur.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
He phoned from under a plastic bubble in the entrance hall, beside the fresco of a rampant Minotaur.
Curzon, Clare The Quest for K
Icarus was the son of Daedalus, a Greek architect who planned the Labyrinth at Crete for the Minotaur.
Test Pilots
Mr Hegarty said: ``It is very substantially value adding for both Oxiana and Minotaur and their shareholders.
The Australian (2004)
Only a Minotaur fresh from the Cretan labyrinth would feel at home in the newer parts of Warrington.
Val McDermid KICK BACK (2002)
Whatever the truth of the Minotaur legend, there was an actual labyrinth of rooms in the palace.
Curzon, Clare The Quest for K


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