Ptolemaic


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Ptol·e·ma·ic

 (tŏl′ə-mā′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the astronomer Ptolemy.
2. Of or relating to the Ptolemies or to Egypt during their rule.
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Ptolemaic

(ˌtɒlɪˈmeɪɪk)
adj
1. (Astronomy) of or relating to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy or to his conception of the universe
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt from the death of Alexander the Great (323 bc) to the death of Cleopatra (30 bc)
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Ptol•e•ma•ic

(ˌtɒl əˈmeɪ ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Ptolemy or his system of astronomy.
2. of or pertaining to the dynastic house of the Ptolemies or the period of their rule in Egypt.
[1665–75; < Greek Ptolemaikós of Ptolemy =Ptolema(îos) Ptolemy1 + -ikos -ic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Ptolemaic - of or relating to the astronomer Ptolemy
2.Ptolemaic - of or relating to the geocentric Ptolemaic system; "in the Ptolemaic system of planetary motion the earth is fixed as the center of the universe with the sun and moon and planets revolving around it"
geocentric - having the earth as the center
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Translations

Ptolemaic

[ˌtɒləˈmeɪɪk] ADJ Ptolemaic systemsistema m de Tolomeo, sistema m tolemaico
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Ptolemaic

adjptolemäisch; Ptolemaic systemptolemäisches Weltbild or (Welt)system
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References in classic literature ?
By disproving that law it might have been possible to retain the old conception of the movements of the bodies, but without disproving it, it would seem impossible to continue studying the Ptolemaic worlds.
Incidentally, new facts were learned about the nature, size, and form of the earth, and the Ptolemaic system went glimmering."
Geology has initiated us into the secularity of nature, and taught us to disuse our dame-school measures, and exchange our Mosaic and Ptolemaic schemes for her large style.
The Ptolemaic emphasis on Greek culture establishes the Greeks of Egypt with an identity for themselves.
This may have been the result of a fusion of Greek and Egyptian thinking, and it flourished first in Ptolemaic Egypt.
Her first book, Kerkeosiris: An Egyptian Village in the Ptolemaic Period (Cambridge 1971), is unquestionably the best historical study of an Egyptian village that has been produced by a classical scholar.
The Ptolemaic system, as it is called, stipulates that the sun, the planets, and the stars revolve around the earth.
The tomb was constructed around the time of the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great, and seems to have been decorated like this to build relations with the new Ptolemaic rulers.
Among the discovered antiquities were also scarabs carved in gold, and bronze coins from the Ptolemaic era, which were all transferred to the Egyptian Museum for display.
An archaeologist brushes a newly-discovered mummy laid inside a sarcophagus, part of a collection found in burial chambers dating to the Ptolemaic era (305-30 BC) at the necropolis of Tuna El-Gebel in Egypt's southern Minya province, about 340km south of Cairo.
Waters of the Exodus: Jewish Experiences with Water in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt
According to the researchers' study in the journal (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00957-y) Nature Communications , they compared a timeline of volcanic eruptions, from an analysis of ice cores, and data about Nile River flooding to writings from ancient Egypt see how the people living between 305 BCE and 30 BCE, the era of Ptolemaic dynasty rule, responded to their changing climate in a political and social sense.