Associations to the word «Byzantine»
BYZANTINE, adjective. Overly complex or intricate.
BYZANTINE, adjective. Of or pertaining to Byzantium.
BYZANTINE, adjective. Of a devious, usually stealthy manner, of practice.
BYZANTINE, noun. (rare) A native of Byzantium (modern-day Istanbul)
BYZANTINE, noun. (history) Belonging to the civilization of the Eastern Roman empire between 331, when its capital was moved to Constantinople, and 1453, when that capital was conquered by the Turks and ultimately renamed Istanbul.
BYZANTINE, noun. Alternative form of byzantine (coin)
BYZANTINE, adjective. Alternative spelling of Byzantine
BYZANTINE, noun. (historical) A byzant (coin).
BYZANTINE EMPIRE, proper noun. (historical) predominantly the Greek-speaking continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages with a capital city of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), originally known as Byzantium, which fell in 1453
BYZANTINE GREEK, proper noun. Collectively, the continuum of forms of the Greek language as written and spoken during the time of the Byzantine Empire (CE 330–1453), preceded by Koine Greek and succeeded by Modern Greek. (ISO 639-3 code: gkm.)
BYZANTINE PATRIARCH, noun. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
BYZANTINE PATRIARCHS, noun. Plural of Byzantine Patriarch
BYZANTINE STUDIES, noun. (humanities) an interdisciplinary branch of the humanities that addresses the history, culture, costumes, religion, art, such as literature and music, science, economy, and politics of the Byzantine Empire
BYZANTINE, noun. A native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire.
BYZANTINE, adjective. Of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it; "Byzantine monks"; "Byzantine rites".
BYZANTINE, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium.
BYZANTINE, adjective. Highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months".
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