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Meaning of Ptolemy I

Ptol•e•my

Pronunciation: (tol'u-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies
  1. (Claudius Ptolemaeus) fl.a.d. 127–151, Hellenistic mathematician, astronomer, and geographer in Alexandria.
  2. any of the kings of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt 323–30b.c.
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