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[tol-uh-mey-uh s]
  1. a walled plain in the third quadrant of the face of the moon: about 90 miles (144 km) in diameter.
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Historical Examples of ptolemaeus

  • When Ptolemaeus—for so he was called—had, in reply to the question, "who is that?"

    A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • He spotted the Crater of Ptolemaeus first, near the center-line of the disc.

  • But Ptolemaeus wishes to leave Diodoros quite undisturbed till daybreak.

  • "A long stay in this strong perfume will be bad for him," whispered Ptolemaeus to the freedman.

  • Ptolemaeus, , m., a name borne by the kings of Egypt after the time of Alexander the Great.

    Selections from Viri Romae

    Charles Franois L'Homond

British Dictionary definitions for ptolemaeus


  1. a crater in the SE quadrant of the moon, about 140 kilometres (90 miles) in diameter
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