plural Attalids
or Attalidae
: a member of a Hellenistic dynasty that ruled Pergamum from about 283 to 133 b.c.

Word History


Attalus I †197 b.c. king of Pergamum, victor in a decisive battle with the Gauls of Asia Minor and first of his line to bear the title of king + English -id

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“Attalid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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