- a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands.
Examples from the Web for pactolus
Historical Examples of pactolus
The Pactolus takes but the sand-drifts from the hoards lost to use in the Tmolus.Godolphin, Complete
It was found mixed with the sands of the Pactolus and other rivers.
He lurched out of the hotel, and went in the direction of the Pactolus claim.
I suppose that was because he had to drive out to the Pactolus?'
From these gravels the Pactolus brought down gold in ancient times.Archology and the Bible
George A. Barton