Definition of Cnossus

1. Noun. An ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC.

Exact synonyms: Cnossos, Knossos
Generic synonyms: Town



Definition of Cnossus

1. Proper noun. (alternative form of Knossos) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cnossus

Clœlius
Cmdre
Cnemidophorus
Cnemidophorus exsanguis
Cnemidophorus tesselatus
Cnemidophorus tigris
Cnemidophorus velox
Cnicus
Cnicus benedictus
Cnidoscolus
Cnidoscolus urens
Cnidospora
Cnidosporidia
Cnossos
Cnossus
Cnut
Cnutian
Co
Co-op
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Co.
CoA
CoAS-
CoA transferases
CoQ
Coahuila
Coales
Coast Miwok
Coast Mountains

Literary usage of Cnossus

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Lion-Guarded Goddess and Shrine, on a Clay Scaling from cnossus. 5.5.Л. vii. 29, Fig. ... Faience Figure of the Goddess, with Serpent Attributes, cnossus. ..."

2. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1870)
"PASHLEY, formerly a member of the Royal Society of Literature, has figured in his well illustrated ' Travels in Crete,' eight silver coins of cnossus; ..."

3. The Architecture of Greece & Rome: A Sketch of Its Historic Development by William James Anderson, Richard Phené Spiers (1907)
"ROSACES ON ARCHITRAVE OF ENTRANCE TO ALTAR COURT, cnossus, CRETE. had to carry the superstructure and the cross beams of the upper floor, it was 3 feet 5 ..."

4. The Conversion of Europe by Charles Henry Robinson (1917)
"170) " to the Church of Gortyna and to the other Churches of Crete," and another letter to the Church of cnossus, the bishop of which, ..."

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