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ScriptsΠτολεμαιος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.TAHL-ə-mee English
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Meaning & History

From the Greek name Πτολεμαιος (Ptolemaios), derived from Greek πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive, warlike". Ptolemy was the name of several Greco-Egyptian rulers of Egypt, all descendants of Ptolemy I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. This was also the name of a Greek astronomer.
Other Languages & CulturesPtolemaios Ancient Greek

Categories

actors, astronomers, Greek mythology, history, mythology, pharaohs, saints, scientists, war, warriors
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute