Midas

noun
Mi·​das | \ ˈmī-dəs How to pronounce Midas (audio) \

Definition of Midas

: a legendary Phrygian king who is given the power of turning everything he touches to gold

First Known Use of Midas

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Midas

Latin, from Greek

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“Midas.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Midas. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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