Ptolemy II



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

Definition for philadelphus (2 of 2)

Attalus II


Philadelphus, king of Pergamum c159–138 b.c. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for philadelphus (1 of 2)


/ (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for philadelphus (2 of 2)

Ptolemy II


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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