ancient city in N Crete, near modern Iraklion: center of ancient Minoan civilization
also Cnos·sos or Cnos·sus
An ancient city of northern Crete near present-day Heraklion. The center of a Bronze Age culture that probably flourished from c. 2000 to 1400 BC, it is the traditional site of the labyrinth of Daedalus and the palace of King Minos.
- An archaeological site on the island of Crete.
From Ancient Greek; perhaps from pre-Greek.