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n. - An ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; Alexandrian astronomer who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until Copernicus (2nd century AD).

Usage examples (36)
  • (Then again Piers also told somebody called Ptolemy that he had a silly name, so maybe it was tongue in cheek.)
  • While this family ruled Egypt, its kings all took the name Ptolemy, but each of its queens took the name Cleopatra.
  • Another was a Roman geographer called Ptolemy who wrote a description of Britain, listing the names of the many British tribes.
  • These last have the same situation in Ptolemy, which is now given to the kingdom of for more
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