Milesian


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Mi·le·sian 1

 (mī-lē′zhən, -shən)
adj.
Of or relating to Miletus or its inhabitants.
n.
A native or inhabitant of Miletus.

[From Latin Mīlēsius, from Greek Mīlēsios, from Mīlētos, Miletus.]

Mi·le·sian 2

 (mī-lē′zhən, -shən)
n.
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.
adj.
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).]

Milesian

(maɪˈliːzɪən)
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to Miletus
n
(Historical Terms) an inhabitant of Miletus
[via Latin from Greek Milēsios]

Milesian

(maɪˈliːzɪən)
adj
(Peoples) Irish
n
(Peoples) an Irishman
[C16: from Milesius, a fictitious king of Spain whose sons were supposed to have conquered Ireland]

Mi•le•sian

(mɪˈli ʒən, -ʃən, maɪ-)

adj.
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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Now occurred one of those chances which decide the fortunes of plants, as well as those of men, giving me a claim to Norman, instead of Milesian descent.
And in my opinion this sort of writing and composition is of the same species as the fables they call the Milesian, nonsensical tales that aim solely at giving amusement and not instruction, exactly the opposite of the apologue fables which amuse and instruct at the same time.
Or is there any invention of his, applicable to the arts or to human life, such as Thales the Milesian or Anacharsis the Scythian, and other ingenious men have conceived, which is attributed to him?
So again the Milesians, Herodotus tells us, were long troubled by civil discord, till they asked help from Paros, and the Parians sent ten commissioners who gave Miletus a new constitution.
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Objective: THALES will embed archaeological data from two excavation projects on the Milesian peninsula, Turkey, into wider discourses on economic production, landscape change and philosophical reflection in the Greek world between the 8th and 6th centuries BC.
By the time the Milesian philosophers, began their systematic work, roughly around 585B.
begins by discussing the concept of the Milesian tale, which he takes to be the most plausible narrative model for Apuleius.
Donatella Gagliardi, in particular, has established the debt that Venegas owes to Juan Luis Vives (and Cervantes to the latter), for the condemnation of Milesian fables and their most harmful manifestations: the romances of chivalry.