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[kree-suh s] /ˈkri səs/

noun, plural Croesuses, Croesi
[kree-sahy] /ˈkri saɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2.
died 546 b.c, king of Lydia 560–546: noted for his great wealth.
a very rich man.
died ?546 bc, the last king of Lydia (560–546), noted for his great wealth
any very rich man

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.
see: rich as croesus


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