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[fi-lip-uh s] /fɪˈlɪp əs/
noun, plural philippi
[fi-lip-ahy] /fɪˈlɪp aɪ/ (Show IPA)
a gold coin of ancient Greece, originally issued by Philip II of Macedon.
Origin of philippus
< Latin < Greek philíppeios Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • philippus, founder of the Macedonian supremacy, and father of Alexander the Great.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • He is shut up at the house of one philippus, and will admit no one.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • In my day this house belonged to a rich man named philippus.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "The steward spoke of Porphyrius as the son of philippus," Orpheus said.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • When the market place was filling, gray-haired philippus visited him.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • philippus forbade them to plunder on pain of death, and showed them—the gods be thanked!

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The old hero philippus was detained in the fortress by the preparations for war.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "We found each other all-sufficient company," answered philippus.

  • "I shall soon be thirty-one," said philippus, anticipating her question.

  • The peace must soon be broken, and philippus awaited the attack.

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