Definition of Thales of miletus

1. Noun. A presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC).

Exact synonyms: Thales
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist, Philosopher



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Literary usage of Thales of miletus

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1. A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, Noah Porter, Vincenzo Botta (1872)
"Thales of Miletus, of Phenician descent and born in or about Olympiad 35 (640 B. c.), is distinguished by Aristotle as the originator of the Ionic Natural ..."

2. A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, George Sylvester Morris, Henry Boynton Smith, Noah Porter, Vincenzo Botta (1891)
"Thales of Miletus, of Phenician descent and born in or about Olympiad 35 (640 B. c.), is distinguished by Aristotle ns the originator of the Ionic Natural ..."

3. A History of Electricity: (The Intellectual Rise in Electricity) from by Park Benjamin (1895)
"The result was the beginning of philosophy ; for when Thales of Miletus saw how the machinery given to man to understand facts could neither make the facts ..."

4. Hellenic History by George Willis Botsford (1922)
"Thales of Miletus, early sixth century. Though we can not be sure that everything ascribed to Thales of Miletus was really his work, there is no doubt that ..."

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