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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin Ptolemaeus, itself from Ancient Greek Πτολεμαῖος (Ptolemaîos).

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Proper noun edit

Ptolémée m

  1. A male given name of historical usage, equivalent to English Ptolemy

Noun edit

Ptolémée m (plural Ptolémées)

  1. Ptolemy (member of the Ptolemaic dynasty)
    Synonym: Lagide
    L’ancienne cité des Ptolémées n’était plus qu’une ville de foire à moitié abandonnée.
    The former city of the Ptolemies [Alexandria] was now no more than a half-abandoned market town.

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