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A city of ancient Macedon, in the northeast of present-day Greece, near the Aegean Sea. It was the site of Antony and Octavian's decisive defeat of Brutus and Cassius in 42 bc.

Phi·lip′pi·an (-lĭp′ē-ən) adj. & n.


(fɪˈlɪpaɪ; ˈfɪlɪ-)
(Placename) an ancient city in NE Macedonia: scene of the victory of Antony and Octavian over Brutus and Cassius (42 bc)


(fɪˈlɪp aɪ, ˈfɪl əˌpaɪ)

a ruined city in NE Greece, in Macedonia: Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius here, 42 B.C.
Phi•lip′pi•an (-i ən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Philippi - a city in ancient Macedonia that was important in early ChristianityPhilippi - a city in ancient Macedonia that was important in early Christianity
2.Philippi - Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC
Macedonia - landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
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Then we meet again at Philippi," cried Raffles in gay adieu.
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