almagest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic اَلْمَجِسْطِي (al-majisṭī, almagest), which is an addition of the Arabic definite article to a transliteration of Ancient Greek μεγίστη (megístē, greatest)

Noun[edit]

almagest (plural almagests)

  1. A comprehensive treatise on astronomy, alchemy, geography and/or mathematics (originally compiled by Ptolemy circa 150 CE).

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References[edit]

  • The American Heritage Dictionary, 2009.