- an ancient Greek kingdom on the coast of Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
- the ancient capital of this kingdom; now the site of Bergama, in W Turkey.
- ancient name of Bergama.
Also Per·ga·mon [pur-guh-muh n, -mon] /ˈpɜr gə mən, -ˌmɒn/, Per·ga·mus [pur-guh-muh s] /ˈpɜr gə məs/, Per·ga·mos [pur-guh-muh s, -mos] /ˈpɜr gə məs, -ˌmɒs/.
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Examples from the Web for pergamos
This may ye se in the epistles of the churche of Pergamos and Thiatira.
Galen of Pergamos: an eminent physician of the time of Trajan.The Browning Cyclopdia
The town subsists at this day, and retains the name of Pergamos.
Plutarch assures us, that the library at Pergamos contained two hundred thousand volumes.
Here the divine Priest stands in a judicial attitude with respect to His house at Pergamos.Notes on the Book of Leviticus
C. H. Mackintosh
- an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, in Mysia: capital of a major Hellenistic monarchy of the same name that later became a Roman province
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