Definition of Minotaur in English:

Minotaur

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A creature who was half-man and half-bull, the offspring of Pasiphaë and a bull with which she fell in love. Confined in Crete in a labyrinth made by Daedalus and fed on human flesh, it was eventually slain by Theseus.

Origin

From Old French, via Latin from Greek Minōtauros, from Minōs (see Minos) + tauros ‘bull’.

Pronunciation

Minotaur

/ˈmʌɪnətɔː//ˈmɪnətɔː/