Almagest /ˈalmədʒɛst/

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I. noun ( the Almagest)

1. an influential treatise on astronomy written by the Greek astronomer and geographer Ptolemy in the second century AD.
2. (in the Middle Ages) any celebrated textbook on astrology and alchemy.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French almageste, based on Arabic, from al ‘the’ + Greek megistē ‘greatest (composition)’.

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