- a gold coin of ancient Greece, originally issued by Philip II of Macedon.
Origin of philippus
< Latin < Greek philíppeios
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Examples from the Web for philippus
Philippus, founder of the Macedonian supremacy, and father of Alexander the Great.Meditations
He is shut up at the house of one Philippus, and will admit no one.The Life of Cicero
"The steward spoke of Porphyrius as the son of Philippus," Orpheus said.
In my day this house belonged to a rich man named Philippus.
When the market place was filling, gray-haired Philippus visited him.Arachne, Complete