Mycenaean

Mycenaean

[mahy-si-nee-uhn]
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; Mycenae + -an

pre-Mycenaean, adjective
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Mycenaean (ˌmaɪsɪˈniːən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants
2.  of or relating to the Aegean civilization of Mycenae (1400 to 1100bc)

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Mycenaean
1598, "pertaining to Mycenae," the ancient city on the Argive plain, from L. Mycenaeus, from Gk. Mykenaios "of Mycenae," from Mykenai. In ref. to the Aegean civilization that flourished 1500-1100 B.C.E. and was centered on Mycenae, it is from 1890s.
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