Byzantine

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin byzantinus itself from Byzantium

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Adjective[edit]

Byzantine (comparative more Byzantine, superlative most Byzantine)

  1. Overly complex or intricate.
    a Byzantine system of regulations
  2. Of or pertaining to Byzantium.
  3. of a devious, usually stealthy manner, of practice.

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Noun[edit]

Byzantine (plural Byzantines)

  1. (rare) A native of Byzantium (modern-day Istanbul)
  2. (history) Belonging to the civilization of the Eastern Roman empire between 331, when its capital was moved to Constantinople, and 1453, when that capital was conquered by the Turks and ultimately renamed Istanbul.
  3. Alternative form of byzantine (coin)

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