Byzantine

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin byzantinus itself from Byzantium

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪˈzæntaɪn/, /baɪˈzæntaɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɪzəntiːn/, /ˈbɪzəntaɪn/
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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. (historical) 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.
  4. Of a devious, usually stealthy manner, of practice.

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Noun[edit]

Byzantine ‎(plural Byzantines)

  1. (historical) A native of Byzantium (modern-day Istanbul) or of the Byzantine empire
  2. Alternative form of byzantine (coin)

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