[ kon-stan-tn-oh-puhl ]

  1. former name of Istanbul.

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British Dictionary definitions for Constantinople


/ (ˌkɒnstæntɪˈnəʊpəl) /

  1. the former name (330–1926) of Istanbul

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Cultural definitions for Constantinople


[ (kon-stan-tuh-noh-puhl) ]

A city founded by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great as capital of the eastern part of the Roman Empire. Constantine ruled over both parts of the empire from Constantinople, which was later capital of the Byzantine Empire. Constantinople was conquered by Turkish forces in the fifteenth century.

Notes for Constantinople

Today, under the name of Istanbul, Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey.

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