Milesian Mi*le"sian, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Miletus. [1913 Webster]

2. A native or inhabitant of Ireland. [1913 Webster]

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  • Milesian — Mi*le sian, a. [L. Milesius, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anc. Geog.) Of or pertaining to Miletus, a city of Asia Minor, or to its inhabitants. [1913 Webster] 2. (Irish Legendary Hist.) Descended from King Milesius of Spain, whose two sons are said …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • milesian — I. mə̇ˈlēzhən, (ˈ)mī|l , ēshən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin milesius Milesian (from Greek milēsios, from Milētus Miletus) + English an 1. : of or belonging to the ancient city of Miletus, Asia Minor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Milesian — /mi lee zheuhn, sheuhn, muy /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Miletus. 2. Philos. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophers of the late 7th to early 5th centuries B.C., including Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes, which was primarily… …   Universalium

  • milesian — n. Irishman, Paddy, Hibernian, son of Erin …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • milesian — mi·le·sian …   English syllables

  • Milesian — Mi•le•sian [[t]mɪˈli ʒən, ʃən, maɪ [/t]] adj. 1) myt anh of or pertaining to Miletus 2) geg anh a native or inhabitant of Miletus • Etymology: 1540–50; < L Mīlēsi(us) (< GkMīlḗsios) + an I …   From formal English to slang

  • Milesian — /maɪˈliʒən/ (say muy leezhuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Miletus. –noun 2. an inhabitant of Miletus. {Latin, from Greek Milēsios} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Milesian tales — plural noun Witty self indulgent tales, from a lost book so called, by Aristides ‘of Miletus (2c BC) • • • Main Entry: ↑Milesian …   Useful english dictionary

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