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[fi-lip-ahy, fil-uh-pahy]
  1. 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.
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Related formsPhi·lip·pi·an [fi-lip-ee-uh n] /fɪˈlɪp i ən/, adjective, noun


[fi-lip-uh s]
noun, plural phi·lip·pi [fi-lip-ahy] /fɪˈlɪp aɪ/.
  1. a gold coin of ancient Greece, originally issued by Philip II of Macedon.
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Origin of philippus

< Latin < Greek philíppeios
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Examples from the Web for philippi

Historical Examples of philippi

  • I tell you,” insisted Philippi profanely, “there are no rooms for you to sleep in up-stairs.

    Nan of Music Mountain

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Philippi told them it belonged to a sheep-herder who did not use it often.

    Nan of Music Mountain

    Frank H. Spearman

  • He saved the thief on the cross, He saved the jailor at Philippi.

    Archibald Hughson

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • 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).

British Dictionary definitions for philippi


  1. an ancient city in NE Macedonia: scene of the victory of Antony and Octavian over Brutus and Cassius (42 bc)
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