[ pon-tuh s ]
/ ˈpɒn təs /


an ancient country in NE Asia Minor, bordering on the Black Sea: later a Roman province.
Also Pon·tos [pon-tos] /ˈpɒn tɒs/. the ancient Greek personification of the sea.
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/ (ˈpɒntəs) /


an ancient region of NE Asia Minor, on the Black Sea: became a kingdom in the 4th century bc; at its height under Mithridates VI (about 115–63 bc), when it controlled all Asia Minor; defeated by the Romans in the mid-1st century bc
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