Associations to the word «Ptolemy»


PTOLEMY, proper noun. A male given name of Greek origin, borne by historical persons in ancient Egypt.

Dictionary definition

PTOLEMY, noun. Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance.
PTOLEMY, noun. An ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra.

Wise words

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