Byzantium

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Bȳzantium, from Ancient Greek Βῡζᾰ́ντῐον (Būzántion), named after its legendary founder, Byzas.

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NounEdit

Byzantium (uncountable)

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

Proper nounEdit

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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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Byzantium n

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

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Βυζάντιον (Buzántion).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter), with locative.

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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ReferencesEdit

  • Byzantium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Byzantium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette