Byzantium meaning

bĭ-zănshē-əm, -tē-əm
An ancient city of Thrace on the site of present-day Istanbul, Turkey. It was founded by the Greeks in the seventh century bc and taken by the Romans in ad 196. Constantine I ordered the rebuilding of the city in 330 and renamed it Constantinople.
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The Byzantine Empire.
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Ancient city (founded 600? b.c.) on the site of modern Istanbul: name changed to Constantinople, a.d. 330
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(rare) The Byzantine Empire.
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The ancient Greek city situated on the Bosporus, named Constantinople in 330 CE, and now known as Istanbul.
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Origin of byzantium

  • From Latin Byzantium, from Ancient Greek Βυζάντιον (Buzantion).

    From Wiktionary