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[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.
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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
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Examples from the Web for pergamum

Historical Examples

  • The description of Himself to the Pergamum group is startling.

    Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

    S. D. Gordon

  • In Rev. 2:13 the church at Pergamum is said to dwell where Satans throne is.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Their library remained at Pergamum till Antony presented it to Cleopatra.

    Lords of the World

    Alfred John Church

  • The 547 German researches in the acropolis of Pergamum between 1878 Pergamum.

  • His mother, who lived with him at Pergamum, was also secretly put to death.

    Greek Women

    Mitchell Carroll

British Dictionary definitions for pergamum


  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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