• synonyms


  1. an ancient state in NW Asia Minor.
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Related formsBi·thyn·i·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for bithynia

Historical Examples

  • It was held at Nicaea in Bithynia, and was attended by 318 Bishops.

    A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient)

    John Henry Blunt

  • The wretched fugitive was then in Bithynia, a kingdom of Asia Minor.


    Jacob Abbott

  • He was 'not suffered' to go into 'Bithynia' because 'Macedonia' was waiting for his ministry.

    George Muller of Bristol

    Arthur T. Pierson

  • For the rest, your letter informs me, my dearest Secundus, on what day you reached Bithynia.

  • And through this circumstance Bithynia also fell into the hands of Procopius.

British Dictionary definitions for bithynia


  1. an ancient country on the Black Sea in NW Asia Minor
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