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Noun: Pontus  pón-tus
  1. 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
  2. (Greek mythology) ancient personification of the sea; father of Nereus
    - Pontos

Type of: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, Greek deity

Part of: Anatolia, Asia Minor

Encyclopedia: Pontus, William