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Meaning of CRETE

Pronunciation:  kreet

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC

CRETE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Kriti
 See Also: Cretan, Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic, island, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Crete\ (kr[=e]t), n. [L. Cres, Cretis.]
A Cretan

Easton Bible Dictionary

now called Candia, one of the largest islands in the Meditterranean, about 140 miles long and 35 broad. It was at one time a very prosperous and populous island, having a "hundred cities." The character of the people is described in Paul's quotation from "one of their own poets" (Epimenides) in his epistle to Titus: "The Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies" (Titus 1:12). Jews from Crete were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:11). The island was visited by Paul on his voyage to Rome (Acts 27). Here Paul subsequently left Titus (1:5) "to ordain elders." Some have supposed that it was the original home of the Caphtorim (q.v.) or Philistines.

 Definition:  carnal; fleshly