almagest

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Etymology[edit]

Arabic اَلْمَجِسْطِيّ (al-majisṭiyy, almagest), with ال (al-) being the Arabic definite article, from Middle Persian𐭬𐭢𐭮𐭲𐭩𐭪 (magestīg), from Ancient Greek μεγίστη (megístē, greatest).

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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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