ancient kingdom in NE Asia Minor, on the Pontus Euxinus
Origin of PontusClassical Latin from Classical Greek Pontos: see Pontic
An ancient country of northeast Asia Minor along the southern coast of the Black Sea. Established in the fourth century BC, it flourished under Mithridates VI until his defeat by Pompey of Rome in 66.
From Latin Pontus, from Ancient Greek Î ÏŒÎ½Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (Pontos).