[ pur-guh-muhm ]

  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.

  1. ancient name of Bergama.

  • 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 Pergamum

  • Per·ga·mene [pur-guh-meen], /ˈpɜr gəˌmin/, Per·gam·ic [per-gam-ik], /pərˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
  • Per·ga·me·ni·an, adjective, noun

Words Nearby Pergamum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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/ (ˈpɜːɡəməm) /

  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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