[ mahy-lee-tuhs ]

  1. Classical Mythology. a son of Apollo and Aria, and the founder of the city of Miletus.

  2. an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean.

Words Nearby Miletus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Miletus in a sentence

  • Does it not recall the parting of Paul with the elders at Miletus?

    Elizabeth Fry | Mrs. E. R. Pitman

British Dictionary definitions for Miletus


/ (mɪˈliːtəs) /

  1. an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major Ionian centre of trade and learning in the ancient world

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