Constantinople love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Istanbul.

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  • proper n. Name of present-day Istanbul from 330-1930 CE. Previously known as Byzantium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. the former capital of the Eastern Roman Empire; it was built on the site of ancient Byzantium, and the name was changed to Istanbul by the Turks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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
  • n. the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed
  • n. the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
  • n. the council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches
  • n. the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Κωνσταντινούπολις (Kōnstantinoupolis, "Constantine’s city"), after Roman emperor Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus (also known as Constantine I or Constantine the Great).

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  • Sounds like milosrdenstvi could use a time machine, too. See momentously.

    January 13, 2011

  • See bagnio.

    January 13, 2011

  • *oh! and world peace*

    January 12, 2011

  • *and a pony*

    January 12, 2011

  • *wants a time machine*

    January 12, 2011

  • *is envious*

    January 12, 2011

  • I'll be passing through on Saturday, I think. Might have around seven hours.

    January 11, 2011

  • Dang. That explains everything.

    January 11, 2011

  • She'll be waiting in Istanbul.

    January 11, 2011

  • So, if you have a date in Constantinople...?

    January 11, 2011

  • Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople.

    January 9, 2011