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7/27/2020, 2:24 AM Beautiful Victory

Name Crete
Type Island
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KREET
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krete) of uncertain meaning. It may come from Krus, a mythological hero, whose name is unexplained. Another theory is that it is derived from Luwian kursawar meaning "island" or kursattar meaning "cutting, sliver". This is the name of an island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest of all the Greek islands.
Added 7/27/2020 by Beautiful Victory