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[mahy-lee-tuh s] /maɪˈli təs/

Classical Mythology. a son of Apollo and Aria, and the founder of the city of Miletus.
an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean.
an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major Ionian centre of trade and learning in the ancient world

(Miletum, 2 Tim. 4:20), a seaport town and the ancient capital of Ionia, about 36 miles south of Ephesus. On his voyage from Greece to Syria, Paul touched at this port, and delivered that noble and pathetic address to the elders (“presbyters,” ver. 28) of Ephesus recorded in Acts 20:15-35. The site of Miletus is now some 10 miles from the coast. (See EPHESIANS, EPISTLE TO.)


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