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From Ancient Greek Πτολεμαῖος (Ptolemaîos).
- A male given name from Ancient Greek of Greek origin, borne by historical persons in ancient Egypt.
- Claudius Ptolemaeus (c. 90 – c. 168 AD), a Greek-speaking mathematician, geographer, astronomer, and astrologer who lived in the Hellenistic culture of Alexandria in Roman Egypt. His most important works were the Almagest and the Geography
- Ptolemy I Soter ("Ptolemy the Savior", 367 BC—283 BC), a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great who was the ruler of Egypt (323 B.C.E—283 B.C.E) and founder of the Ptolemaic Empire. In 305 BC he took the role of King.
- The Egyptian ruling dynasty of peoples who held the given name Ptolemy.
name of Greek origin