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Minos Syllabification: Mi·nos
Pronunciation: /ˈmīˌnäs/ /-nôs/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Minos in English:

A legendary king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. His wife Pasiphaë gave birth to the Minotaur; Minos later exacted tribute from Athens in the form of young people to be devoured by the monster.

Words that rhyme with Minos

Demos • peatmoss • cosmos • Los Alamos • Lemnos • Hypnos

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