Ptolemy II

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noun

surnamed Philadelphus, 309?–247? b.c., king of Egypt 285–247? (son of Ptolemy I).

Attalus II

noun

Philadelphus, king of Pergamum c159–138 b.c.
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philadelphus

noun

any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family HydrangeaceaeSee also mock orange (def. 1)

Word Origin for philadelphus

C19: New Latin, from Greek philadelphon mock orange, literally: loving one's brother

Ptolemy II

noun

called Philadelphus. 309–246 bc, the son of Ptolemy I; king of Egypt (285–246). Under his rule the power, prosperity, and culture of Egypt was at its height
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