American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient country of northeast Asia Minor along the southern coast of the Black Sea. Established in the fourth century B.C., it flourished under Mithridates VI until his defeat by Pompey of Rome in 66.
- n. Greek mythology A god of the sea.
- n. An ancient region and kingdom on the southern coast of the Black Sea.
- n. an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea; it reached its height under Mithridates VI but was later incorporated into the Roman Empire
- n. (Greek mythology) ancient personification of the sea; father of Nereus
- Ancient Greek Πόντος (Wiktionary)
“They lived in Pontus, which is part of modern day Turkey near the shore of the Black Sea, where they formed an independent kingdom under the government of another queen, named Hippolyta ( "she lets her horses loose").”
“For neither did Peter personally minister to the churches in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, Bithynia, though he wrote his Epistles to them.”
“Comana, in Pontus, in the sixtieth year of his age.”
“Comana in Pontus was a powerful and wealthy foundation, and the high priest was respected as the second person in the kingdom.”
“An Average Idea will be featured on their debut album, entitled Pontus, The Devil, and Me, due to release next year.”
“The letter of 1 Peter is addressed to the exiled Jews of the “Diaspora” Jews living out of the Land of Israel in the provinces of Asia Minor, namely Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.”
“And it runneth Southward into a certain great sea 700. miles about before it falleth into the sea called Pontus Euximus.”
“Hellenes say formerly moved backwards and forwards; and taking his seat at the temple644 he gazed upon the Pontus, which is a sight well worth seeing.”
“The 16. we went to the blacke Sea called Pontus Euxinus, and there vpon a rocke we sawe a piller of white Marble that was set vp by Pompeius: and from thence we passed to the other side of the water, vpon the shore of Asia and there we dined.”
“M.] 158 The place of his reign is somewhat doubtful; but there was a tyrant in Pontus, and we are acquainted with the seat of all the others.] * Captain Smyth, in his”
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