Gomorrah

[ guh-mawr-uh, -mor-uh ]
/ gəˈmɔr ə, -ˈmɒr ə /
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noun

Also Douay Bible, Go·mor·rha. an ancient city destroyed, with Sodom, because of its wickedness. Gen. 19:24, 25.
any extremely wicked place.
Related formsGo·mor·re·an, adjective
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Gomorrah

Gomorrha

/ (ɡəˈmɒrə) /

noun

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
Derived FormsGomorrean or Gomorrhean, adjective
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Word Origin and History for gomorrah

Gomorrah


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

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