Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Mycenae or its inhabitants.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being the Aegean civilization that spread its influence from Mycenae to many parts of the Mediterranean region from about 1580 to 1120 B.C.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being the archaic dialect of Greek written in the Linear B script.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Mycenae.
  • n. Mycenaean Greek.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Mycenaean civilization, the early Greek civilization that spread its influence from Mycenae to many parts of the Mediterranean region and Central Europe from about 2800 to 1100 BCE, divided into three periods: Early Helladic (c. 2800–2000 B.C.E), Middle Helladic (c. 2000–1500 B.C.E), and Late Helladic (c. 1500–1100 B.C.E)
  • adj. Of or relating to the Ancient Greek dialect written in the Linear B syllabary.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Mycenae.
  • proper n. Mycenaean Greek

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to ancient Mycenæ, in Greece, or to the civilization represented by its remains.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants

Etymologies

From Mycenae +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Katharine Beutner’s first novel, Alcestis, is set in Mycenaean Greece.

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  • Whole classes of artifacts, such as a group of "Mycenaean" gold plates said to be from Phoenicia, have no certain authentic parallels.

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  • For it seems clear that the "Mycenaean" civilization developed little which can be called artistic in the highest sense of that term.

    A History of Greek Art

  • "Mycenaean" civilization was widely extended over the Greek islands and the eastern portions of continental Greece in the second millennium before our era.

    A History of Greek Art

  • On the other hand, the dress and the shields of the men engaged in the lion-hunt are identical with those on a number of other "Mycenaean" articles -- gems, statuettes, etc. -- which it is difficult to regard as all of foreign importation.

    A History of Greek Art

  • The greatest triumph of the goldsmith's art in the "Mycenaean" period does not come from Mycenae.

    A History of Greek Art

  • Indeed, there are traces enough of change even in the objects and art discovered in the bloom-time, as represented by the Mycenaean acropolis itself and by other "Mycenaean" sites.

    Homer and His Age

  • We may find "Mycenaean" corslets and greaves, but they are not in cremation burials.

    Homer and His Age

  • Rux seems to have taken the lukewarm reception to '' Mycenaean '' philosophically.

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  • [Footnote: For this peculiar kind of Mycenaean axe with holes in the blade, see the design of a bronze example from Vaphio in Tsountas and Manatt,

    Homer and His Age

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