- 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.
- a gold coin of ancient Greece, originally issued by Philip II of Macedon.
Origin of philippus
< Latin < Greek philíppeios
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Examples from the Web for philippi
I tell you,” insisted Philippi profanely, “there are no rooms for you to sleep in up-stairs.
Philippi told them it belonged to a sheep-herder who did not use it often.
He saved the thief on the cross, He saved the jailor at Philippi.Archibald Hughson
From there we went to Philippi, which is the principal city in that part of Macedonia.The Children's Bible
Henry A. Sherman
Lansbergium (Philippi filium) et copernicanos (Antwerp, 1634).A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
- an ancient city in NE Macedonia: scene of the victory of Antony and Octavian over Brutus and Cassius (42 bc)
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