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Croesus

[kree-suh s] /ˈkri səs/
noun, plural Croesuses, Croesi
[kree-sahy] /ˈkri saɪ/ (Show IPA),
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/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for Croesus

from Latinized form of Greek 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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