Metaphysical meaning of Miletus (mbd)
Miletus (in A.V., II Timothy 4:20, Miletum), ml-le'-tus (Gk.)--red; scarlet; purest wool.
Meta. Miletus, meaning red, scarlet, refers to the seemingly material life in the organism of the individual. Purest wool, from the fact that only the purest of wool could take the scarlet dye, points to the true substance of life as lying back of and existing in the apparently material and corruptible, which seem to be in the ascendancy at this stage of individual unfoldment: "Trophimus I left at Miletus sick," Paul said (II Tim. 4:20).