What does Croesus mean?

Definitions for Croesusˈkri səs; -saɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Croesus(noun)

    last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)

  2. Croesus(noun)

    a very wealthy man

Wiktionary

  1. Croesus(ProperNoun)

    a king of Lydia, noted for his great wealth

  2. Croesus(ProperNoun)

    a rich person

  3. Origin: From Κροῖσος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Croesus(noun)

    a king of Lydia who flourished in the 6th century b. c., and was renowned for his vast wealth; hence, a common appellation for a very rich man; as, he is a veritable Croesus

  2. Origin: [L., fr. G. Kroi^sos.]

Freebase

  1. Croesus

    Croesus was the king of Lydia from 560 to 547 BC until his defeat by the Persians. The fall of Croesus made a profound impact on the Hellenes, providing a fixed point in their calendar. "By the fifth century at least," J.A.S. Evans remarked, "Croesus had become a figure of myth, who stood outside the conventional restraints of chronology." Croesus was renowned for his wealth—Herodotus and Pausanias noted his gifts preserved at Delphi.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Croesus

    the last of the kings of Lydia, in the 6th century B.C.; celebrated for his wealth, so that his name became a synonym for a man overwhelmed by the favours of fortune; being visited by Solon, he asked him one day if he knew any one happier than he was, when the sage answered, "No man can be counted happy till after death." Of the truth of this Croesus had ere long experience; being condemned to death by Cyrus, who had defeated him and condemned him to be burnt, and about to be led to the burning pile, he called out thrice over the name of Solon; when Cyrus, having learned the reason, moved with pity, ordered his release, retained him among his counsellors, and commended him when dying to the care of his son.

Editors Contribution

  1. Croesus

    A dollar billionaire(US dollar)

    A dollar billionaire-maybe a crorepathi-A crore equals 100 lakhs in india

Anagrams for Croesus »

  1. scouser, Scouser

  2. courses

  3. sources

  4. sucrose

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Croesus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Croesus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of Croesus

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