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Byzantium

[ bih-zan-shee-uhm, -tee-uhm ]
/ bɪˈzæn ʃi əm, -ti əm /
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noun
an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara: Constantine I rebuilt it and renamed it Constantinople a.d.
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Byzantium
/ (bɪˈzæntɪəm, baɪ-) /

noun
an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus: founded about 660 bc; rebuilt by Constantine I in 330 ad and called Constantinople; present-day Istanbul
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