- Also Douay Bible, Go·mor·rha. an ancient city destroyed, with Sodom, because of its wickedness. Gen. 19:24, 25.
- any extremely wicked place.
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- 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)
- any place notorious for vice and depravity
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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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