from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient Ionian city of western Asia Minor in present-day Turkey. Occupied by Greeks c. 1000 B.C., it became an important trading and colonizing settlement and also flourished as a center of learning. The city declined after its harbor silted up early in the Christian era.
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- proper n. ancient Greek city on the west coast of Caria, Anatolia
From Ancient Greek Μίλητος (Milētos). (Wiktionary)