Synonyms of ptolemy


1. Ptolemy, Claudius Ptolemaeus

usage: Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance

2. Ptolemy, Ptolemaic dynasty, dynasty

usage: an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra

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