follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

Mycenaean

[mahy-si-nee-uh n] /ˌmaɪ sɪˈni ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the ancient city of Mycenae.
2.
denoting or pertaining to the ancient civilization at Mycenae, dating from c2000 to c1100 b.c.
noun
3.
Also called Mycenaean Greek. the earliest recorded Greek dialect, written in the Linear B syllabary and dating from the 15th through the 13th centuries b.c.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; Mycenae + -an
Related forms
pre-Mycenaean, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for mycenaean greek

Mycenaean

/ˌmaɪsɪˈniːən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants
2.
of or relating to the Aegean civilization of Mycenae (1400 to 1100bc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for mycenaean greek

Mycenaean

1590s, "pertaining to Mycenae," the ancient city on the Argive plain, from Latin Mycenaeus, from Greek Mykenaios "of Mycenae," from Mykenai. In reference to the Aegean civilization that flourished 1500-1100 B.C.E. and was centered on Mycenae, it is from 1890s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Mycenaean

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mycenaean

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends