- any of the people from Spain who invaded Ireland and defeated the Tuatha Dé Danann, and who were the ancestors of the present Irish people.
- (sometimes lowercase) an Irishman.
- (sometimes lowercase) Irish.
Origin of Milesian1
- of or relating to Miletus.
- Philosophy. 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 concerned with the nature of matter and change.
- a native of Miletus.
Origin of Milesian2
Examples from the Web for milesian
Historical Examples of milesian
The robe of fine Milesian texture, was saffron-coloured, with a purple edge.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
You have heard, Menexenus, the oration of Aspasia the Milesian.Menexenus
Alluding to the Milesian tales, some of the earliest romances.The Poetical Works of William Collins
At school the young Milesian had been distinguished in the exercise of vaulting.The Boy Slaves
"No, no, I have a plan," shouted Theopompus the Milesian merchant.An Egyptian Princess, Complete
- of or relating to Miletus
- an inhabitant of Miletus
Word Origin for Milesian
- an Irishman