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From πόντος (pontos). In Homeric works, the word was used to refer to any sea, but later it began to refer specifically to the Black Sea, and eventually to a region settled on its southeastern shores.
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /póntos/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /póntos/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /póntos/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /póntos/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /pó̃dos/
- the Black Sea.
- Pontus, a region on the southeastern shores of the Black Sea.
- (Greek mythology) Pontus, the sea god in Greek mythology.