noun, plural Ptol·e·mies for 2.
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Contemporary Examples of ptolemy
Others think it may be a cenotaph, built to house Alexander himself but then left empty after Ptolemy made off with his body.Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb?
September 13, 2014
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey follows the story of a 91-year-old man crippled with dementia.This Week's Hot Reads
The Daily Beast
November 22, 2010
Historical Examples of ptolemy
I hope to make him a map of England, which is a great country, and was unknown to Ptolemy.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Perhaps Ptolemy had not thought of this, or perhaps he may have seen arguments against it.
Unfortunately, we know very little as to the personal history of Ptolemy.
The name, Ptolemy, appears to have been a common one in Egypt in those days.
Ptolemy had supposed that all the stars were attached to the surface of a sphere.
ancient masc. proper name, from Greek Ptolemaios, literally "warlike," from ptolemos, collateral form of polemos "war." Cf. Ptolemaic.
See Note at Copernicus.
An ancient Greek astronomer, living in Egypt (see also Egypt), who proposed a way of calculating the movements of the planets on the assumption that they, along with the sun and the stars, were embedded in clear spheres that revolved around the Earth. The system of Ptolemy, called the Ptolemaic universe, prevailed in astronomy for nearly fifteen hundred years, until the modern model of the solar system, with the sun at the center and the planets in motion, was developed from the ideas of Copernicus.