Croesus

Croesus

[kree-suhs]
noun, plural Croesuses, Croesi [kree-sahy] , for 2.
1.
died 546 b.c, king of Lydia 560–546: noted for his great wealth.
2.
a very rich man.
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Croesus (ˈkriːsəs)
 
n
1.  died ?546 bc, the last king of Lydia (560--546), noted for his great wealth
2.  any very rich man

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Croesus
from L., from Gk. Kroisis, 6c. B.C.E. king of Lydia in Asia Minor, famously wealthy; hence "rich man" or in other allusions to riches, from late 14c.
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Croesus

see rich as croesus.

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