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English noun: Ptolemy

1. Ptolemy (person) Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance


SynonymsClaudius Ptolemaeus


Instance hypernymastronomer, stargazer, uranologist

2. Ptolemy (group) an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra


SynonymsPtolemaic dynasty


Broader (hypernym)dynasty


Member holonymPtolemy I, Ptolemy II









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