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The fabled king of Phrygia to whom Dionysus gave the power of turning to gold all that he touched.

[Latin Midās, from Greek.]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek legend a king of Phrygia given the power by Dionysus of turning everything he touched to gold
2. the Midas touch ability to make money


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(ˈmaɪ dəs)

a legendary Phrygian king endowed by Dionysus with the power to turn whatever he touched into gold.
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Noun1.Midas - (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into goldMidas - (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
legend, fable - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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[ˈmaɪdəs] NMidas
he has the Midas touchtodo lo que toca se convierte en dinero
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nMidas m; the Midas toucheine glückliche Hand, Glück nt; he has the Midas toucher macht aus Dreck Geld (inf)
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[ˈmaɪdəs] nMida m
he has the Midas touch (fig) → tutto ciò che tocca si trasforma in oro
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References in classic literature ?
The Minions of Midas carried on their damnable work unhampered.
Epigram iii on Midas of Larissa was otherwise attributed to Cleobulus of Lindus, one of the Seven Sages; the address to Glaucus (xi) is purely Hesiodic; xiii, according to MM.
Like Midas in the fable, who from his insatiable wish had everything he touched turned into gold.
Then, as they could not feed upon gold and silver any more than old King Midas could, they found it necessary to go in search of better sustenance.
It might be said of him, as of Midas, in the fable, that whatever he touched with his finger immediately glistened, and grew yellow, and was changed at once into sterling metal, or, which suited him still better, into piles of coin.
Mr Merdle was immensely rich; a man of prodigious enterprise; a Midas without the ears, who turned all he touched to gold.
"I dare say he's got good reason to cover his ears, like King Midas," went on the priest, with a cheerful simplicity which somehow seemed rather flippant under the circumstances.
But they would have nothing to do with unhealthy and intemperate subjects, whose lives were of no use either to themselves or others; the art of medicine was not designed for their good, and though they were as rich as Midas, the sons of Asclepius would have declined to attend them.
Midas Hospitality, a leading hotel development, management and investment firm, recently announced its second opportunity zone fund that seeks to raise $12 million for a new Residence Inn located in Lancaster, Calif.
The Offering is expected to close on or about June 19, 2019, following which Barrick will own approximately 19.9 percent of the outstanding common shares of Midas Gold, on a non-diluted basis.
The Ministry of Information Technology former secretary Farooq Awan, the USF former CEO Riaz Ashar Siddiqui, the USF former secretary Hasan Shaikh, Midas CEO and the IT ministry's former PRO Muhammad Hanif allegedly abused their authority and ran an ad campaign through Midas Private Ltd, causing heavy losses to the national exchequer.According to NAB, the USF held its 26thboard meeting in December 2011.