pergamus

Pergamum

[pur-guh-muhm]
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-muhn, -mon] , Pergamus [pur-guh-muhs] , Pergamos [pur-guh-muhs, -mos] .

Pergamene [pur-guh-meen] , Pergamic [per-gam-ik] , adjective
Pergamenian, adjective, noun
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Pergamum (ˈpɜːɡəməm)
 
n
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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