a ruined city in NE Greece, in Macedonia: Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius here, 42 b.c.; the site of one of the first Christian churches in Europe, founded by St. Paul.
- Phi·lip·pi·an [fi-lip-ee-uhn], /fɪˈlɪp i ən/, adjective, noun
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How to use Philippi in a sentence
In Philippi the townspeople cried that he troubled their city and taught customs which were not lawful for them to receive.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians | Martin Luther
The whole city of Philippi furnished only Lydia, the jailer, and a few others, who attended to the preaching of Paul.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
The spectre answered, "I am thy evil genius; thou shalt see me at Philippi."The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
Agrippa celebrated the conquest at Caesarea Philippi with festivities which lasted twenty days.
Annales & Historiæ de rebus Belgicis, ab obitu Philippi regis usque ad inducias anni 1609.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
British Dictionary definitions for Philippi
an ancient city in NE Macedonia: scene of the victory of Antony and Octavian over Brutus and Cassius (42 bc)
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