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Meaning of Byzantium

By•zan•ti•um

Pronunciation: (bi-zan'shē-um, -tē-um), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara: Constantine I rebuilt it and renamed it Constantinople a.d. 330. Cf. Istanbul.
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