Origin of milliaryClassical Latin milliarius, containing a thousand from mille, thousand: see mile
Origin of milliaryLatin mīlliārius consisting of a thousand, one mile long from mīlle (passuum) a thousand (double paces), a Roman mile ; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.
- A milestone.
- Of or relating to a mile, or to distance by miles; denoting a mile or miles.
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Latin milliarium. See milliary (adjective).