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Mīnos, ōis (ōnis: Minonis ira, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 710 P.), m., = Μίνως.
- I. A son of Zeus and Europa, brother of Rhadamanthus, king and lawgiver in Crete, and after death a judge in the infernal regions: ad eos venire, qui vere judices appellentur, Minoëm, Rhadamanthum, Cic. Tusc. 1, 41, 98; 1, 5, 10; cf. id. Rep. 2, 1, 2; Sall. H. 2, 3; 1, 78; Verg. A. 6, 432; Ov. M. 9, 436.
Acc. Minoa, Ov. M. 9, 440; Verg. Cir. 367.
- II. The grandson of the former, likewise king in Crete, the husband of Pasiphaë, father of Ariadne, Phædra, Androgeos, and Deucalion, and builder of the labyrinth, Ov. M. 7, 456; 8, 6 sq.; 152; cf. Suet. Tib. 70.
Mīnōus, a, um, adj. [Minos], of or belonging to Minos, Minoan; poet. also for Cretan: Minoa venundata Scylla figura, Prop. 4, 18 (19), 21: Pasiphaë, i. e. the wife of Minos, Aus. Epigr. 66: Thoas, the son of Ariadne, Ov. H. 6, 114: harenae, the shores of Crete, id. Ib. 511.