Definition of Minotaur in English:


Pronunciation /ˈminəˌtô(ə)r/ /ˈmɪnəˌtɔ(ə)r/

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proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A creature who was half man and half bull, the offspring of Pasiphaë and a bull with which she fell in love. Confined in Crete in a labyrinth made by Daedalus and fed on human flesh, it was eventually slain by Theseus.


From Old French, via Latin from Greek Minōtauros, from Minōs (see Minos) + tauros ‘bull’.