Associations to the word «Istanbul»

Wiktionary

ISTANBUL, proper noun. Turkish city and largest European city by population which was the last capital of Ottoman Empire and the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire).

Dictionary definition

ISTANBUL, noun. The largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Wise words

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