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[pon-tuh s] /ˈpɒn təs/

an ancient country in NE Asia Minor, bordering on the Black Sea: later a Roman province.
Also, Pontos
[pon-tos] /ˈpɒn tɒs/ (Show IPA). the ancient Greek personification of the sea.
an ancient region of NE Asia Minor, on the Black Sea: became a kingdom in the 4th century bc; at its height under Mithridates VI (about 115–63 bc), when it controlled all Asia Minor; defeated by the Romans in the mid-1st century bc

ancient district of Anatolia, from Greek pontos “sea” (see pons).

a province of Asia Minor, stretching along the southern coast of the Euxine Sea, corresponding nearly to the modern province of Trebizond. In the time of the apostles it was a Roman province. Strangers from this province were at Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 2:9), and to “strangers scattered throughout Pontus,” among others, Peter addresses his first epistle (1 Pet. 1:1). It was evidently the resort of many Jews of the Dispersion. Aquila was a native of Pontus (Acts 18:2).


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