Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Pergamum, an important city of Mysia in Asia Minor, the capital of the Attalid kings in the third and second centuries b. c., the seat of a very notable school of Greek art, and the site of a famous library, which was later removed to Alexandria. See etymology of parchment. Also Pergamenian.
“Parchment (q.v.) was first made here, and was called by the Greeks pergamene, from the name of the city.”
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