a very rich man
Origin of Croesusafter Croesus
fl. 6th cent. ; last king of Lydia (560-546), noted for his great wealth
Died c. 546 BC
Last king of Lydia (560-546) whose kingdom, which had prospered during his reign, fell to the Persians under Cyrus.
A very wealthy man.
Origin of CroesusAfter Croesus 1
- (historical) A male given name.
- (specifically) A king of Lydia, noted for his great wealth.
- (figuratively) A rich person.
OriginSee also: Crœsus
From Ancient Greek Κροῖσος (Kroisos)
Proper nounSee also: Croesus
- Alternative spelling of Croesus.