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[tol-uh-mey-uh s] /ˌtɒl əˈmeɪ əs/
a walled plain in the third quadrant of the face of the moon: about 90 miles (144 km) in diameter. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When Ptolemaeus—for so he was called—had, in reply to the question, "who is that?"

  • He spotted the Crater of Ptolemaeus first, near the center-line of the disc.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • But Ptolemaeus wishes to leave Diodoros quite undisturbed till daybreak.

  • "A long stay in this strong perfume will be bad for him," whispered Ptolemaeus to the freedman.

  • Ptolemaeus, , m., a name borne by the kings of Egypt after the time of Alexander the Great.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • I have worked in the quarries, and I have drunk Massic wine beneath a golden awning in a vessel of my own like a Ptolemaeus.

    Salammbo Gustave Flaubert
  • I can easily relieve you of the company of Favorinus and Ptolemaeus; send them to meet the Emperor.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • They flashed high above Ptolemaeus, a crater ninety miles in diameter rimmed by walls three thousand feet high.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for Ptolemaeus


a crater in the SE quadrant of the moon, about 140 kilometres (90 miles) in diameter
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