Philadelphus

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Ptolemy II

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(surnamed Philadelphus) 309?–247? b.c, king of Egypt 285–247? (son of Ptolemy I).
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philadelphus (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs)
 
n
See also mock orange any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family Hydrangeaceae
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek philadelphon mock orange, literally: loving one's brother]

Ptolemy II
 
n
called Philadelphus. 309--246 bc, the son of Ptolemy I; king of Egypt (285--246). Under his rule the power, prosperity, and culture of Egypt was at its height

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