from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Minium, a red earth found in the Cyclades, from which the ancients made the red paint so common in their decorations.
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Mycenaean *miltos 'red mineral' Gk μίλτος 'red chalk'
August 7, 2008 at 8:35 am yeh, Happy birfday frum mee 2, miltos.