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Ptolemaist

[ tol-uh-mey-ist ]

noun

  1. an adherent or advocate of the Ptolemaic system of astronomy.


Ptolemaist

/ ˌtɒlɪˈmeɪɪst /

noun

  1. a believer in or adherent of the Ptolemaic system of the universe


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Ptolemaist1

First recorded in 1875–80; Ptolema(ic) + -ist

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Example Sentences

For the Ptolemaist all these phenomena have no bond between them; for the Copernican they are produced by the one same cause.

The poet is always a Ptolemaist; for him the sun still rises and the earth stands still.

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