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Mi·le·sian 1(mī-lē′zhən, -shən)
Of or relating to Miletus or its inhabitants.
A native or inhabitant of Miletus.
[From Latin Mīlēsius, from Greek Mīlēsios, from Mīlētos, Miletus.]
Mi·le·sian 2(mī-lē′zhən, -shən)
1. Mythology A member of a people who invaded Ireland, defeated the Tu·a·tha Dé Da·naan, and became the ancestors of the Gaels.
2. A native or inhabitant of Ireland.
Of or relating to Ireland; Irish.
[After Milesius, Latinized form of Old Irish Míl Espáine, legendary ancestor of the Gaels (literally, "Soldier of Spain," since he fought and died in Spain) : míl, soldier (from Latin mīles) + Espáine, genitive of Espáin, Spain (from Latin Hispānia).]
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(Historical Terms) of or relating to Miletus
(Historical Terms) an inhabitant of Miletus
[via Latin from Greek Milēsios]
(Peoples) an Irishman
[C16: from Milesius, a fictitious king of Spain whose sons were supposed to have conquered Ireland]
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Mi•le•sian(mɪˈli ʒən, -ʃən, maɪ-)
1. of or pertaining to Miletus.n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Miletus.
[1540–50; < Latin Mīlēsi(us) (< Greek Mīlḗsios) + -an1]
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