surnamed Philadelphus, 309?–247? b.c., king of Egypt 285–247? (son of Ptolemy I).
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
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British Dictionary definitions for ptolemy ii
called Philadelphus. 309–246 bc, the son of Ptolemy I; king of Egypt (285–246). Under his rule the power, prosperity, and culture of Egypt was at its height
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