English dictionary

ptolemy meaning and definition

PTOLEMY noun

Definition of Ptolemy (noun)

  1. Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance
  2. an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra
Source: Princeton University Wordnet