from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient Greek city and kingdom of western Asia Minor in modern-day western Turkey. It passed to Rome in the second century B.C. and was noted for its sculpture and its library, which Mark Antony gave to Cleopatra.

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  • proper n. an ancient Greek city, in western Anatolia, near modern Bergama

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; the technique of preparing sheepskins as parchment was developed here


From Latin Pergamum, Ancient Greek Πέργαμον. (Wiktionary)



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