Ptolemy meaning

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A member of this dynasty.
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An Egyptian dynasty of Macedonian kings (323–30 bc ). The Ptolemies included Ptolemy I (367?–283?), a general in Alexander the Great's army who succeeded him as ruler of Egypt (323–285), and Ptolemy XV (47–30), who ruled as coregent (44–30) with his mother, Cleopatra.
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Alexandrian Greek astronomer and geographer whose geocentric model of the universe dominated cosmological theory until the Renaissance.
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(person, proper) Name of a Macedonian dynasty of Egypt founded by Ptolemy I and ruling from 323 to 30 b.c.
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(person) (L. name Claudius Ptolomaeus) 2d cent. a.d.; Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician, & geographer.
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(person) 367?-283 b.c.; general of Alexander the Great: 1st king of the Ptolemaic dynasty (323-285)
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(person) 309-246 b.c.; king of Egypt (285-246): son of Ptolemy I.
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Greek astronomer and mathematician who based his astronomy on the belief that all heavenly bodies revolved around Earth. Ptolemy's model of the solar system endured until the 16th century when Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the heavenly bodies in the solar system orbited the Sun.
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