milliary

adjective

mil·​li·​ary ˈmi-lē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce milliary (audio)
: marking the distance of a Roman mile

Word History

Etymology

Latin milliarius, miliarius consisting of a thousand, one mile long, from mille thousand, mile

First Known Use

circa 1660, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of milliary was circa 1660

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Cite this Entry

“Milliary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milliary. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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