Byzantium Byzantium prop. n. An ancient city on the Bosphorus founded by the Greeks. It was later renamed {Constaninople} in honor of the emperor Constantine, and renamed {Istanbul} by the Turks, which name it still retains. [WordNet 1.5]

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