Byzantine

[ biz-uhn-teen, -tahyn, bahy-zuhn-, bih-zan-tin ]
/ ˈbɪz ənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn, ˈbaɪ zən-, bɪˈzæn tɪn /

adjective

noun

a native or inhabitant of Byzantium.

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Origin of Byzantine

1590–1600; <Late Latin Bȳzantīnus of Byzantium; see -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM Byzantine

pre-Byz·an·tine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Byzantine

Byzantine
/ (bɪˈzænˌtaɪn, -ˌtiːn, baɪ-, ˈbɪzənˌtiːn, -ˌtaɪn) /

adjective

noun

an inhabitant of Byzantium

Derived forms of Byzantine

Byzantinism (bɪˈzæntaɪˌnɪzəm, -tiː, baɪ-, ˈbɪzəntiːˌnɪzəm, -taɪ-), noun
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