Definition of Byzantium
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LNS
Bȳzantium, Bȳzantiī
Byzantium
Βυζάντιον
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a city in Thrace, on the Bosphorus, opposite the Asiatic Chalcedon
  2. Constantinople
  3. Istamboul
  4. Stamboul
Abbreviations
Bȳzantium, ii, n., = Βυζάντιον, a city in Thrace, on the Bosphorus, opposite the Asiatic Chalcedon, later Constantinopolis, now Constantinople; among the Turks, Istamboul or Stamboul (i.e. εις τὴν πόλιν), Mel. 2, 2, 6; Plin. 4, 11, 18, § 46; 9, 15, 20, § 50 sq.; Nep. Paus. 2, 2; Liv. 38, 16, 3 sq.; Tac. A. 12, 63 sq.; id. H. 2. 83; 3, 47 al.

— Derivv. Bȳzantius, a, um, adj., of Byzantium, Byzantine: litora, the Strait of Constantinople, Ov. Tr. 1, 10, 31: portus, Plin. 9, 15, 20, § 51.

—Subst.: Bȳ-zantii, ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Byzantium, Cic. Prov. Cons. 3, 5; 4, 6 sq.; Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 31, § 76; Nep. Timoth. 1, 2; Liv. 32, 33, 7.

— Bȳzantiacus, a, um, adj., of Byzantium: lacerti, Stat. S. 4, 9, 13.

— Bȳzantīnus, a, um, adj., the same (post-class.): Lygos, Aus. Clar. Urb. 2: frigora, Sid. Ep. 7, 17.
 
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