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Minotaur  (ˈmaɪnətɔː



  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'

He phoned from under a plastic bubble in the entrance hall, beside the fresco of a rampant Minotaur.
Curzon, Clare The Quest for K
Whatever the truth of the Minotaur legend, there was an actual labyrinth of rooms in the palace.
Curzon, Clare The Quest for K
Only a Minotaur fresh from the Cretan labyrinth would feel at home in the newer parts of Warrington.
Val McDermid KICK BACK (2002)


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