Constantinople
geographical name — see IstanbulConstantinopolitan adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Constantinople — • Capital, formerly of the Byzantine, now of the Ottoman, Empire (As of 1908, when the article was written.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Constantinople     Constantinople …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • CONSTANTINOPLE — Les Byzantins usaient ordinairement, pour désigner la capitale de leur Empire, de trois termes qui correspondent à son origine, à son rôle dans la vie politique, à sa suprématie économique et culturelle: ils l’appelaient soit la «ville de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Constantinople — prop. n. the former capital of the Eastern Roman Empire; it was built on the site of ancient Byzantium, and the name was changed to Istanbul by the Turks. Syn: Istanbul, Stambul, Stamboul. [WordNet 1.5] Note: The name change was the subject of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CONSTANTINOPLE — (Byzantium; Heb. קושטנטיני, קושטנטינא, קושטאנדינא, קושטא), former capital of the byzantine and ottoman empires; now istanbul , Turkey. Under the Byzantine empire Jews were settled in various areas of Constantinople. In the fourth and fifth… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Constantinople — the proper name from 330 C.E. to 1930 C.E. of what is now ISTANBUL (Cf. Istanbul), from Gk. Konstantinou polis Constantine s city, named for Roman emperor Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, whose name is derived from L. constans (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Constantinople — [kän΄stan tə nō′pəl] former name (A.D. 330 1930) for ISTANBUL …   English World dictionary

  • Constantinople — This article is about the city before the Fall of Constantinople (1453). For a more detailed approach after 1453, see History of Istanbul. For other uses, see Constantinople (disambiguation). Map of Byzantine Constantinople …   Wikipedia

  • Constantinople — Plan de Constantinople Carte montrant le relief de Constant …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Constantinople — (Modern Istanbul). Capital of Byzantium (q.v.) from 324 1453, except for 1204 1261 when it was the capital of a Latin Empire founded by the Fourth Crusade (qq.v.). Constantine I (q.v.) s motives in establishing the new capital in 324 (dedicated… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Constantinople — noun 1. the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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