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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Phi·lip·pi /ˈfɪləˌpaɪ, fəˈlɪˌpaɪ/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a city in ancient Macedonia that was important in early
      2: Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius in 42
         BC [syn: battle of Philippi]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Formerly Crenides, "the fountain," the capital of the
    province of Macedonia. It stood near the head of the Sea, about
    8 miles north-west of Kavalla. It is now a ruined village,
    called Philibedjik. Philip of Macedonia fortified the old
    Thracian town of Crenides, and called it after his own name
    Philippi (B.C. 359-336). In the time of the Emperor Augustus
    this city became a Roman colony, i.e., a military settlement of
    Roman soldiers, there planted for the purpose of controlling the
    district recently conquered. It was a "miniature Rome," under
    the municipal law of Rome, and governed by military officers,
    called duumviri, who were appointed directly from Rome. Having
    been providentially guided thither, here Paul and his companion
    Silas preached the gospel and formed the first church in Europe.
    (See LYDIA.) This success stirred up the enmity of the
    people, and they were "shamefully entreated" (Acts 16:9-40; 1
    Thess. 2:2). Paul and Silas at length left this city and
    proceeded to Amphipolis (q.v.).
      (2.) When Philip the tetrarch, the son of Herod, succeeded to
    the government of the northern portion of his kingdom, he
    enlarged the city of Paneas, and called it Caesarea, in honour
    of the emperor. But in order to distinguish it from the Caesarea
    on the sea coast, he added to it subsequently his own name, and
    called it Caesarea-Philippi (q.v.).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Philippi, same as Philip, in the plural