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Minotaur

minotaur
A fabled monster, half man and half bull, confined in the labyrinth constructed by Daedalus in Crete.
Origin: L. Minotaurus, Gr.; Minos, the husband of Pasiphae – tay^ros a bull, the Minotaur being the offspring of Pasiphae and a bull: cf. F. Minotaure.


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