[pat-mos, -mohs, -muh s; Greek paht-maws]
- one of the Dodecanese Islands, off the SW coast of Asia Minor: St. John is supposed to have been exiled here (Rev. 1:9). 13 sq. mi. (34 sq. km).
Italian Pat·mo [paht-maw] /ˈpɑt mɔ/.
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Examples from the Web for patmos
He said, recurring to the letter of the overseers, "So Patmos is a city."A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories
William D. Howells
Clearly the Patmos picture is not only of the Church then, but ever since, and now.
This is the setting of the Patmos message, to which we now turn.
From Patmos men go into Ephesus, a fair city and nigh to the sea.
John was in Patmos, and the sea rolled between him and his kinsmen.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
- a Greek island in the Aegean, in the NW Dodecanese: St John's place of exile (about 95 ad), where he wrote the Apocalypse. Pop: 2984 (2001). Area: 34 sq km (13 sq miles)
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