Definition of almagest
: any of several early medieval treatises on a branch of knowledge
Origin of almagest
Middle English almageste, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-majusti, the Arabic version of Ptolemy's astronomy treatise, from al the + Greek megistē (syntaxis), literally, greatest (composition)
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with almagest
acid test, anapest, beta test, blanket chest, Bucharest, decongest, disinfest, disinterest, disinvest, false arrest, galley-west, Hammerfest, hornet's nest, house arrest, manifest, north-northwest, palimpsest, placement test, predigest, quarter rest, reinvest, rinderpest, Rorschach test, Sackville-West, second-best, self-addressed, self-confessed, self-interest, self-possessed, uninterest, unprofessed, vision quest
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