Midas definition

  • noun:
    • The fabled king of Phrygia to who Dionysus provided the effectiveness of looking at gold all that he touched.
    • A genus of longeared South United states monkeys, including numerous species of marmosets. See marmoset.
    • A genus of marmosets, typical of family Mididæ.
    • In entomology, the normal genus of Mididæ or Midasidæ.
    • (Greek legend) the money grubbing master of Phrygia whom Dionysus offered the power to make every thing he moved into gold
  • proper-noun:
    • A king whom sought and had been for a time approved the cherished but subtly dangerous magical power to turn such a thing he moved into gold.

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