[ al-muh-jest ]
/ ˈæl məˌdʒɛst /
(italics) a Greek work on astronomy by Ptolemy.
almagest, any of various medieval works of a like kind, as on astrology or alchemy.
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Origin of Almagest
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English almageste, from Middle French, from Arabic al “the” + majisṭī, from Greek megístē (sýntaxis) “greatest (composition)”
Words nearby Almagest
, Al Madinah
, alma mater
, Almanach de Gotha
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How to use Almagest in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for Almagest
a work on astronomy compiled by Ptolemy in the 2nd century a.d containing a description of the geocentric system of the universe and a star catalogue
(sometimes not capital) any of various similar medieval treatises on astrology, astronomy, or alchemy
Word Origin for Almagest
C14: from Old French, from Arabic al-majisti, from al the + majisti, from Greek megistē greatest (treatise)
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