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Via Latin Ptolemāicus from Koine Greek Πτολεμᾱϊκός (Ptolemāïkós) from Πτολεμαῖος (Ptolemaîos), a proper name derived from Epic Greek πτόλεμος (ptólemos), variant of Ancient Greek πόλεμος (pólemos, battle, war); equivalent to Ptolemy +‎ -ic.

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Ptolemaic (not comparable)

  1. (historical) Of or pertaining to the Ptolemy dynasty of pharaohs, the Ptolemies, rulers of Hellenistic Egypt.
  2. (astronomy) Of or pertaining to the astronomer Claudius Ptolemy.

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