Byzantium

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Bȳzantium from Ancient Greek Βῡζᾰ́ντῐον (Būzántion).

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Noun[edit]

Byzantium (uncountable)

  1. A dark shade of purple, close to Tyrian purple and palatinate purple
    byzantium:  

Proper noun[edit]

Byzantium

  1. An ancient Greek city situated on the Bosporus in modern Turkey, named Constantinople in 330 C.E.; modern Istanbul.
  2. (uncommon) The Byzantine Empire.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Bȳzantium, from Ancient Greek Βῡζᾰ́ντῐον (Būzántion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbiˈzɑn.ti.ʏm/ IPA(key): /ˌbiˈzɑn.tsi.ʏm/
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  • Hyphenation: By‧zan‧ti‧um

Proper noun[edit]

Byzantium n

  1. (historical) Byzantium (ancient Greek city situated on the Bosporus in modern Turkey, later called Constantinople; modern Istanbul)

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Βυζάντιον (Buzántion).

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Proper noun[edit]

Bȳzantium n sg (genitive Bȳzantiī or Bȳzantī); second declension

  1. Byzantium (ancient Greek city situated on the Bosporus in modern Turkey, later called Constantinople; modern Istanbul)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter), with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Bȳzantium
Genitive Bȳzantiī
Bȳzantī1
Dative Bȳzantiō
Accusative Bȳzantium
Ablative Bȳzantiō
Vocative Bȳzantium
Locative Bȳzantiī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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