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English noun: Thales

1. Thales (person) 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)

SynonymsThales of Miletus

Instance hypernymastronomer, philosopher, stargazer, uranologist

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