Origin of Almagest
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The most noted of all the writings of Ptolemy is the work which became famous under the Arabic name of Almagest.A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
Tables of mean motions of the Sun are given in Ptolemy's Almagest, lib.
His catalogue contained 1,080 stars, and is printed in the "Almagest" of Ptolemy.Astronomy|David Todd
The reference is right, for the 'motus celi' are discussed in the Almagest, lib.
One of his treatises has come down to us; but his principal discoveries have been transmitted through the 'Almagest' of Ptolemy.Letters on Astronomy|Denison Olmsted
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Word Origin for Almagest
Word Origin and History for almagest
late 14c., title of a treatise on astronomy by Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria, extended in Middle English to other works on astrology or astronomy, from Old French almageste (13c.), from Arabic al majisti, from al "the" + Greek megiste "the greatest (composition)," from fem. of megistos, superlative of megas "great" (see mickle). Originally titled in Greek Megale syntaxis tes astronomios "Great Work on Astronomy;" Arab translators in their admiration altered this.