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Ptolemy II

noun
1.
(surnamed Philadelphus) 309?–247? b.c, king of Egypt 285–247? (son of Ptolemy I).

Attalus II

noun
1.
(Philadelphus) king of Pergamum c159–138 b.c.
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  • The girl was interesting and Amaryllis had been disappointed in philadelphus.

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  • philadelphus syringa, or Mock Orange; grandiflorus is the finest.

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  • The captives whom thou hast asked for freedom at Csar's hand are this day sent to thee, philadelphus, under escort.

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  • philadelphus summoned a servant and instructed her to bring his wife.

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  • The glance she shot at Laodice was full of cold anger that she had permitted herself to be surprised in company with philadelphus.

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  • "I have spoken to philadelphus about you," the Greek continued.

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  • Laodice rose at sign of this concerted deference to philadelphus but sat down again, with her lips compressed.

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  • philadelphus read in the look that he could not escape without Laodice.

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  • philadelphus drew back a step, but made no further movement toward withdrawing.

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  • philadelphus looked at this frantic work with a creeping chill.

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British Dictionary definitions for philadelphus

philadelphus

/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs/
noun
1.
any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family Hydrangeaceae See also mock orange (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek philadelphon mock orange, literally: loving one's brother

Ptolemy II

noun
1.
called Philadelphus. 309–246 bc, the son of Ptolemy I; king of Egypt (285–246). Under his rule the power, prosperity, and culture of Egypt was at its height
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