[pur-guh-muh m]
  1. an ancient Greek kingdom on the coast of Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
  2. the ancient capital of this kingdom; now the site of Bergama, in W Turkey.
  3. 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/.
Related formsPer·ga·mene [pur-guh-meen] /ˈpɜr gəˌmin/, Per·gam·ic [per-gam-ik] /pərˈgæm ɪk/, adjectivePer·ga·me·ni·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. 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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