one of the Dodecanese Islands, off the southwestern coast of Asia Minor: St. John is supposed to have been exiled here (Revelation 1:9). 13 sq. mi. (34 sq. km).
- Italian Pat·mo [paht-maw]. /ˈpɑt mɔ/.
- Pat·mi·an, adjective
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How to use Patmos in a sentence
He thinks of how the ocean-waves keep pounding, with cannon-roar, on the rocky beach of his Patmos prison isle.Quiet Talks with World Winners | S. D. Gordon
He spoke to John of them on the Isle of Patmos, and used the very things in them that men are trying to cast out.Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study | Dwight Moody
Our pity goes out not to "the ordinary intelligence," but to the cloudy dweller in Patmos.The Young Priest's Keepsake | Michael Phelan
In this retirement—a Patmos amid the howling ocean of popery that surrounds us—a letter from England has reached me at last.The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins
St. John was put into a caldron of boiling oil, but escaped death in a miraculous manner, and was afterwards banished to Patmos.Curiosities of Christian History | Croake James
British Dictionary definitions for Patmos
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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