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Noun: Thales  they-leez
  1. 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)
    - Thales of Miletus

Type of: astronomer, philosopher, stargazer, uranologist

Encyclopedia: Thales, Indiana