Definition of Pontus

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) ancient personification of the sea; father of Nereus.

Exact synonyms: Pontos
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



2. Noun. 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.

Definition of Pontus

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) A god of the sea. ¹

2. Proper noun. An ancient region and kingdom on the southern coast of the Black Sea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Pontus Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pontus

Ponfick's shadow
Pong
Pongamia
Pongamia glabra
Ponka
Ponstel
Ponte 25 de Abril
Pontederia
Pontederia cordata
Pontederiaceae
Pontiac
Pontiac fever
Pontian
Pontic
Pontos
Pontus
Ponzi
Ponzi scam
Ponzi scams
Ponzi scheme
Ponzi schemes
Poo-Bah
Poo-Bahs
Poochie-fication
Pooecetes
Pooecetes gramineus
Pooh
Pooh-Bah
Pooh-Bahs

Literary usage of Pontus

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1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"THE HISTORY OF pontus. PLAN. TBII book includes the space of sixty years, which is three years more than the reign of Mithridates; from the year of the ..."

2. Dictionary of the Apostolic Church by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, John Chisholm Lambert (1918)
"pontus stands in the list of countries from which Jews and proselytes came to Jerusalem to attend the Feast of Pentecost (Ac 2"). As the geographical names ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1845)
"He was descended from a house which had given a long succession of kings to the kingdom of pontus. The first, according to some historians, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1802)
"... of pontus which had been celebrated by the altars of ... and the kings ot pontus were of tV loyn! race of tli! ..."

5. Ancient History by George Rawlinson (1887)
"It had been attached to his kingdom by Mithridates of pontus at the time of the dissolution of the Persian Empire; but must have revolted about Bc 200, ..."

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