One of the five cities of the Plain, or Circle of the Jordan, which was destroyed by fire (Gen. 19:24), probably some sort of natural cataclysm.

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  • Gomorrah — Biblical site, from Heb. omer “sheaf” (of corn, etc.), probably a reference to the fertility of the region …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gomorrah — [gə môr′ə] n. [Gr Gomorrha < Heb] see SODOM …   English World dictionary

  • Gomorrah — I. noun Etymology: from Gomorrah, ancient city destroyed by God for its wickedness in Genesis 19 Date: 1907 a place notorious for vice and corruption II. geographical name ancient city thought to be in the area now covered by the SW part of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gomorrah — Go|mor|rah →↑Sodom and Gomorrah …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gomorrah — Die Zerstörung von Sodom (Mosaik, 12. Jh.) Sodom und Gomorrha (hebräisch סדום und עמורה) sind zwei in der Bibel genannte Städte, die den Mittelpunkt einer Erzählung bilden. Die Bedeutung der Namen ist unklar, ebenso die genaue Lage der Städte.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gomorrah — Gomorrhe La Destruction de Sodome et Gomorrhe, Étienne de Laune Dans la Genèse, Gomorrhe fut l une des deux villes détruites au temps d Abraham par une « pluie de feu » venant de Dieu, en raison des mauvaises mœurs de ceux qui y… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gomorrah — Gomorrean, adj. /geuh mawr euh, mor euh/, n. 1. Also, Douay Bible, Gomorrha. an ancient city destroyed, with Sodom, because of its wickedness. Gen. 19:24, 25. 2. any extremely wicked place. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gomorrah — noun A town destroyed with Sodom by God for its sins …   Wiktionary

  • Gomorrah —    Submersion, one of the five cities of the plain of Siddim (q.v.) which were destroyed by fire (Gen. 10:19; 13:10; 19:24, 28). These cities probably stood close together, and were near the northern extremity of what is now the Dead Sea. This… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Gomorrah —  Ancient city in Palestine …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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