- an adherent or advocate of the Ptolemaic system of astronomy.
Origin of Ptolemaist
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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.Varied Types
G. K. Chesterton
- a believer in or adherent of the Ptolemaic system of the universe
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