Mi·​das ˈmī-dəs How to pronounce Midas (audio)
: a legendary Phrygian king who is given the power of turning everything he touches to gold

Word History


Latin, from Greek

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Midas was in 1548

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“Midas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Midas. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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