Crossword clues for crete
- Largest of the Greek islands
- Center of the Minoan civilization
- Labyrinth locale
- Greek vacation spot
- Mediterranean tourist attraction
- Island in the Mediterranean
- Home of the Minoan civilization
- Minoan's island
- Minoan site
- Locale of a mythical labyrinth
- King Minos' realm
- Whence Icarus fled
- Minotaur's isle
- Minos' realm
- Minoan island
- Minoan culture site
- Largest Greek isle
- King Minos' land
- Khania's island
- Island where Icarus was imprisoned
- Island from which Icarus escaped
- Heraklion's island
- City in Neb
- Center of Minoan culture
- Canea's land
- Ariadne's home
- Ancient Minoan's island
- ''Zorba the Greek'' setting
- Zorba the Greek setting
- Zeus's island birthplace
- Zeus' birthplace
- Where the Minoans lived, in Greek mythology
- Where the Minoans lived
- Where Rhea gave birth to Zeus
- What Icarus tried to fly away from
- The Minotaur's land
- Site of the legendary Labyrinth
- Site of a mythical labyrinth
- Psiloritis is its highest peak
- Part of Greece
- Mount Ida's island
- Most populous of the Greek Islands
- Most populous Greek island
- Minos' domain
- Minoans' island
- Marathonian bull's island
- Major olive oil exporter
- Large Greek island
- Land south of Athens
- Land of the Minotaur
- Land of the Minoans
- Land of the Labyrinth
- Labyrinth site of myth
- Labyrinth site
- King Minos's land
- KhaniÃ¡'s island
- Its largest city is Iraklion
- It's west of Cyprus
- Isle of Minos
- Island WSW of Rhodes
- Island whose capital is Canea
- Island where the Labyrinth was located
- Island of the Minoans
- Island locale of the Minotaur's labyrinth
- Hub of the Minoan civilization
- Home to the Museum of El Greco
- Home to a labyrinth, in Greek myth
- Home of the oldest known European civilization
- Home of the mythological Labyrinth
- Home of the Minoans
- Home of King Minos
- Heraklion's locale
- Heraklion location
- Heraklion is its capital
- Greek labyrinth island, in myth
- Greek island where Minos ruled
- Greek island where Knossos once stood
- Greek island where El Greco was from
- Greek island home to Knossos
- Erect (anag) — Mediterranean island
- Candia's island
- Ariadne's island home
- Aegean isle
- "Zorba the Greek" locale
- Birthplace of 16-Across
- "Zorba the Greek" setting
- Kingdom of Minos
- Home of the Minotaur's labyrinth
- Minotaur's island
- Site of Cnossus
- Where Sir Arthur Evans excavated
- Big olive oil exporter
- El Greco's birthplace
- Minotaur's home
- Where Minos ruled
- Minotaur's land
- El Greco's homeland
- Vacation locale with 3,500-year-old ruins
- Island where Minos ruled
- Aegean vacation locale
- Where Zeus took Europa
- Minoan domain
- Modern home of ancient Knossos
- Minos' land
- Aegean land
- Setting for Theseus and the Minotaur
- Sea of ___, south of the Cyclades
- Domain of King Minos
- Minos's land
- Site of the siege of Candia
- Where Minos reigned
- Island of the Minotaur
- Location of the Labyrinth of Minos
- Where Theseus slew the Minotaur
- Island home of the Minotaur
- Home of the [circled letters]
- Land of Minos
- Where the Linear A script was unearthed
- Island south of the Cyclades
- Iraklion is its capital
- The largest Greek island in the Mediterranean
- Site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
- Greek island in the Mediterranean
- Minos' kingdom
- Site of the Minoan civilization
- Greek isle
- Candia's isle
- Minos's realm
- ___ chore of habit (usual job in Canea?)
- Homeland of Daedalus
- Homeland of Icarus
- Minos's kingdom
- Labyrinth site in mythology
- Mediterranean island
- Greece's largest island
- Where Suda Bay is
- Abode of Minos
- Largest Greek island
- Where Mt. Ida is
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- Minoan's home
- Canea is its capital
- Where the Minotaur menaced
- Cnossus' country
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- Home of Daedalus
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- King Minos's realm
- Island also called Candia
- City in Neb.
- Canea's island
- Home of Icarus
- Minoan land
- Ida's island
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- Minoan's land
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- Greek island, capital Heraklion
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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crete \Crete\ (kr[=e]t), n. [L. Cres, Cretis.] A Cretan
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
traditionally said to be from Krus, name of a mythological ancestor; probably an ethnic name of some sort.
n. (context archaic English) A Cretan. n. One of the 13 peripheries of Greece; an island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Housing Units (2000): 2188
Land area (2000): 2.371430 sq. miles (6.141975 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.371430 sq. miles (6.141975 sq. km)
FIPS code: 11370
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 40.624790 N, 96.959178 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 68333
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Housing Units (2000): 2807
Land area (2000): 6.377675 sq. miles (16.518101 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.025453 sq. miles (0.065923 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.403128 sq. miles (16.584024 sq. km)
FIPS code: 17523
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.455910 N, 87.618798 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 60417
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Crete (, ; Ancient Greek: , Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete , one of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. , the region had a population of 623,065.
Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was once the centre of the Minoan civilization , which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe.
Crete is a large island in Greece.
- Emirate of Crete
- Crete (theme), Byzantine Empire
- Crete Eyalet, Ottoman Empire
- Crete Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
- Cretan State
- Crete Region, Greece
Crete may also refer to:
- Locations in the United States
- Crete, Illinois
- Crete, Indiana
- Crete, Nebraska
- Crete Township, Sargent County, North Dakota
- Other locations
- La Crete, Alberta, Canada
- Crete Senesi, an area of the Italian region of Tuscany to the south of Siena
- Crete (novel), by Barry Unsworth
Cretan may refer to:
- The Cretan (disambiguation)
- Cretan Greek
- Cretan School
In Greek mythology, the name Crete may refer to several figures, all of whom are associated with the homonymous island of Crete, and may have been considered its eponyms:
- Crete, daughter of Asterion (Asterius), who married Minos, in one version.
- Crete, possible mother of Pasiphaë by Helios.
- Crete, daughter of Deucalion (son of Minos), sister of Idomeneus and half-sister of Molus.
- Crete, daughter of one of the Cretan Curetes, who married Ammon. She was actually said to have given her name to the island Crete, which was believed to have previously been called Idaea.
- Crete, one of the Hesperides and another possible eponym of Crete.
Usage examples of "crete".
From the coal fields of a little town in Pennsylvania to the mountains of Albania, and Athens and Jerusalem and Smyrna, and Istanbul and Crete, and now here.
The mountains of Crete and Candia, with their snowy caps, were the only signs of land to be seen until we arrived in sight of Brindisi, which we reached twelve hours later than we should have done had it not been for the rough weather that we encountered.
Grabusa a shipload of cinnamon, cloves and musk-nuts, so that the whole of Crete had a sweet scent.
Isle of Crete, his exclusion from the throne was compensated by the royal title and the provinces beyond the Hellespont.
Crete looks from Egypt, the other islands being the Dodecanese and Cycladic archipelagos in the Aegean and the continent Greece and Asia Minor.
The only action they seemed to contemplate in this extremely serious crisis was to send a battalion or so to Crete, a few air squadrons to Greece, and make some minor diversions against the Dodecanese and a small though desirable offensive in the Soudan.
He insisted that he could not order evacuation, particularly of Crete and the Dodecanese, because of the political repercussions which would follow.
Such helmets, and artistic representations of them, have been found at Mycenaean sites, on Crete, at Mycenae, on Delos, but never in late archaeological contexts.
The intercourse between Crete and Egypt, however, goes much farther back than either the domination of the Hyksos or the Middle Kingdom.
So it has been suggested that the Knossos lid and the Baghdad lion are the scanty relics of a great Hyksos empire which once extended from the Euphrates to the First Cataract of the Nile, and possibly also held Crete in subjection.
In Crete this was the period when the beautiful polychrome Kamares ware was at the height of its popularity, and at Kahun, close to the pyramid of Senusert II.
Bronze Age sailors intent on reaching the Nile from Crete may have departed from the recently excavated port of Kommos, on the south coast within sight of the palace of Phaistos.
This cap which was lent to Ulysses had once been stolen by his grandfather, Autolycus, who was a Master Thief, and he gave it as a present to a friend, and so, through several hands, it had come to young Meriones of Crete, one of the five hundred guards, who now lent it to Ulysses.
But Clonie fell beneath the spear of Podarkes, whose hand Penthesilea cut off with the sword, while Idomeneus speared the Amazon Bremousa, and Meriones of Crete slew Evadre, and Diomede killed Alcibie and Derimacheia in close fight with the sword, so the company of the Twelve were thinned, the bodyguard of Penthesilea.
Crete, although its chiefs, Idomeneus and Meriones, are only of secondary rank among the heroes of the Iliad, is obviously one of the most important of Grecian lands.