[ kom-nee-nuhs ]

  1. a dynasty of Byzantine emperors that ruled at Constantinople, 1057?–1185, and at Trebizond in Asia Minor, 1204–1461?.

Other words from Comnenus

  • Com·ne·ni·an [kom-nee-nee-uhn], /kɒmˈni ni ən/, adjective

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How to use Comnenus in a sentence

  • Small wonder Alexius Comnenus saw in his later guests doubtful friends or worse!

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • Comnenus probably brought over, and left to his descendants, the inheritance of this craft.

    Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
  • Now let us proceed on the last stage of our journey down by these walls of Manuel Comnenus into the plain.

    The Walls of Constantinople | Bernard Granville Baker
  • The descendants of the people that I loved are happy and at peace, comes from John Comnenus.

    The Walls of Constantinople | Bernard Granville Baker
  • John Comnenus, the brother of the emperor Isaac, survived in peace and dignity his generous refusal of the sceptre.

British Dictionary definitions for Comnenus


/ (kɒmˈniːnəs) /

  1. an important Byzantine family from which the imperial dynasties of Constantinople (1057–59; 1081–1185) and Trebizond (1204–1461) derived

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