Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of Paphlagonia in English:
An ancient region of northern Asia Minor, on the Black Sea coast between Bithynia and Pontus, to the north of Galatia.
Paphlagonian adjective& noun
- Example sentences
- Shakespeare based the Gloucester plot of King Lear on Sidney's story of ‘the Paphlagonian unkinde king’, and Richardson took the name of his first heroine, Pamela, from Sidney's romance.
- Alexander, it was you who induced the Paphlagonian to bring his slaves before the governor of Galatia, charged with the murder of his son who was being educated in Alexandria.
- During this 'Holy War,' as Eustathios called it, the opponents of the empress's regime increasingly looked towards Andronicus Komnenos, who remained in his Paphlagonian lair.
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