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Milesian

adjective Mi·le·sian \ mə̇ˈlēzhən , (ˈ)mī¦l- , -ēshən \

Definition of Milesian

1 :of or belonging to the ancient city of Miletus, Asia Minor, or to its residents
2 :belonging or relating to a Milesian school of nature philosophers of the 6th century b.c. who were mainly concerned with the basal stuff of which the world is made — compare anaximandrian , thalesian

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Origin and Etymology of milesian

Latin milesius Milesian (from Greek milēsios, from Milētus Miletus) + English -an


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Milesian

noun \ " \

Definition of Milesian

plural -s
1 :a native or resident of ancient Miletus
2 :a member of the Milesian school

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Milesian

adjective \ " \

Definition of Milesian

:belonging or relating to the legendary earliest Celts of Ireland; broadly : irish
  • the banshee haunts only members of the high Milesian race
  • —Padraic Colum

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Origin and Etymology of milesian

Milesius (Miledh), mythical Spanish king whose followers are supposed to have conquered Ireland about 1300 b.c. and are regarded as the ancestors of most of the Irish + English -an


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Milesian

noun \ " \

Definition of Milesian

plural -s
:one of a legendary early Celtic people of Ireland said to have come from Spain; broadly : irishman
  • a true Milesian, pious Catholic, and descendant of King Somebody
  • —Anthony Trollope

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