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Pergamum

[pur-guh-muh m] /ˈpɜr gə məm/
noun
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, Pergamon
[pur-guh-muh n, -mon] /ˈpɜr gə mən, -ˌmɒn/ (Show IPA),
Pergamus
[pur-guh-muh s] /ˈpɜr gə məs/ (Show IPA),
Pergamos
[pur-guh-muh s, -mos] /ˈpɜr gə məs, -ˌmɒs/ (Show IPA)
.
Related forms
Pergamene
[pur-guh-meen] /ˈpɜr gəˌmin/ (Show IPA),
Pergamic
[per-gam-ik] /pərˈgæm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Pergamenian, adjective, noun
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Pergamum

/ˈpɜːɡəməm/
noun
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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