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[fi-lip-uh s] /fɪˈlɪp əs/
noun, plural philippi
[fi-lip-ahy] /fɪˈlɪp aɪ/ (Show IPA)
a gold coin of ancient Greece, originally issued by Philip II of Macedon.
Origin of philippus
< Latin < Greek philíppeios Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On the evening of the next day Archias and philippus designed to have a banquet.

  • He is shut up at the house of one philippus, and will admit no one.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • "It has been drooping since yesterday and will die away," replied philippus shrugging his shoulders.

  • In my day this house belonged to a rich man named philippus.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "It would be hard to find any more exalted than such as these, sick unto death," replied philippus.

  • philippus forbade them to plunder on pain of death, and showed them—the gods be thanked!

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "It would only be the confirmation of a wise choice," replied philippus, who disliked the Thracian's fawning manner.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The old hero philippus was detained in the fortress by the preparations for war.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • philippus knew men well; Orion really had a heart, a warm heart.

  • "We found each other all-sufficient company," answered philippus.

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