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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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