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Gomorrah

[guh-mawr-uh, -mor-uh] /gəˈmɔr ə, -ˈmɒr ə/
noun
1.
Also, Douay Bible, Gomorrha. an ancient city destroyed, with Sodom, because of its wickedness. Gen. 19:24, 25.
2.
any extremely wicked place.
Related forms
Gomorrean, adjective
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Gomorrah

/ɡəˈmɒrə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) one of two ancient cities near the Dead Sea, the other being Sodom, that were destroyed by God as a punishment for the wickedness of their inhabitants (Genesis 19:24)
2.
any place notorious for vice and depravity
Derived Forms
Gomorrean, Gomorrhean, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Gomorrah

Biblical site, from Hebrew 'omer "sheaf" (of corn, etc.), probably a reference to the fertility of the region.

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