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Comnenus

[kom-nee-nuh s]
noun
  1. a dynasty of Byzantine emperors that ruled at Constantinople, 1057?–1185, and at Trebizond in Asia Minor, 1204–1461?.
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Related formsCom·ne·ni·an [kom-nee-nee-uh n] /kɒmˈni ni ən/, adjective
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Historical Examples of comnenus

  • Comnenus, the prince of the Atrebates, was at war with the sons of Cunobelinus (Cymbeline).

    Needlework As Art

    Marian Alford

  • Comnenus parries the question of his brother, contrives to dismiss him, and remains alone upon the spot.

  • But the idea of a Comnenus marrying below his station was offensive both to Alexius and his people.

  • Comnenus probably brought over, and left to his descendants, the inheritance of this craft.

    Needlework As Art

    Marian Alford

  • Alexius has been 519 remarking the change in Comnenus since they last met.


British Dictionary definitions for comnenus

Comnenus

noun
  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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