a mountain range in N Turkey, running parallel to the Black Sea coast for about 700 miles (1125 km): highest peak, 12,917 feet (3937 meters).
[pon-tuh-feks] /ˈpɒn təˌfɛks/ noun, plural pontifices [pon-tif-uh-seez] /pɒnˈtɪf əˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Roman Religion. 1. a member of the Pontifical College, which was presided over by a chief priest (Pontifex Maximus) /ˈpɒntɪˌfɛks/ noun (pl) pontifices (pɒnˈtɪfɪˌsiːz) 1. (in ancient Rome) any of the senior members of the Pontifical College, presided over by the Pontifex Maximus n. […]
[pon-tif] /ˈpɒn tɪf/ noun 1. any pontifex. 2. any high or chief priest. 3. Ecclesiastical. /ˈpɒntɪf/ noun 1. a former title of the pagan high priest at Rome, later used of popes and occasionally of other bishops, and now confined exclusively to the pope n. c.1600, “high priest,” from French pontif (early 16c.), from Latin […]
[pon-tif-ik] /pɒnˈtɪf ɪk/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .
[pon-tif-i-kuh l] /pɒnˈtɪf ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a ; papal. 2. pompous, dogmatic, or pretentious: to resent someone’s pontifical manner. noun 3. (in the Western Church) a book containing the forms for the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies to be performed by bishops. 4. pontificals, the vestments and […]