Thursday, December 15, 2011

English words from the Classical Myths: Midas touch

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the expression Midas touch means '' the hability to make money out of anything one undertakers''.
According to the Etymology Dictionary the expression Midas touch comes to the '' the king of Phrygia whose touched turned everything to gold (including his food).''
''He bears some relation to the historical Mita, king of the Mushki in Western Anatolia in the later 8th century BC. King Mita of Mushki warred with Sargon II of Assyria and defended his kingdom of Phrygia from the Cimmerians'' in words of Wikipedia.
We can see how tu use the expression in this article.


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