[ pur-guh-muhm ]
/ ˈpɜr gə məm /
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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.
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Also Per·ga·mon [pur-guh-muhn, -mon], /ˈpɜr gə mən, -ˌmɒn/, Per·ga·mus [pur-guh-muhs], /ˈpɜr gə məs/, Per·ga·mos [pur-guh-muhs, -mos]. /ˈpɜr gə məs, -ˌmɒs/.
OTHER WORDS FROM PergamumPer·ga·mene [pur-guh-meen], /ˈpɜr gəˌmin/, Per·gam·ic [per-gam-ik], /pərˈgæm ɪk/, adjectivePer·ga·me·ni·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Pergamum in a sentence
Finally, I submitted to being invested in Pergamos itself, and risked my life as well as my crown in my loyalty to your people.
Go, then, and marshal your thousands; and make haste; for Mithridates of Pergamos is at hand with reinforcements for Caesar.Caesar and Cleopatra|George Bernard Shaw
Galen of Pergamos: an eminent physician of the time of Trajan.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
Returning to Pergamos, he received his first professional appointmentthat of surgeon to the gladiators.
He betook himself to his old home at Pergamos, where he settled down once more to a literary life.
British Dictionary definitions for Pergamum
/ (ˈpɜːɡəməm) /
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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