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Paphlagonia Line breaks: Paph¦la|gonia
Pronunciation: /ˌpafləˈɡəʊnɪə/

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.


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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