1. an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital
Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center
Part Holonyms: ↑Byzantine Empire, ↑Eastern Roman Empire
Member Meronyms: ↑Byzantine
2. a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
Part Holonyms: ↑Roman Empire
Member Meronyms: ↑Byzantine

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