Ptolemaic

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Ptolemaic is the adjective formed from the name Ptolemy. Common uses include:

Pertaining to certain rulers of Egypt[edit]

Pertaining to a certain ancient writer[edit]

  • To describe the writings of Claudius Ptolemaeus, known as Ptolemy, the 2nd-century AD geographer and astronomer/astrologer
  • Ptolemaic system, a geocentric model of the universe developed in detail by the astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus

Ptolemaic can also refer to other people or objects called Ptolemy, see Ptolemy (name).