- (rare) A native of Byzantium which was in the same place as is now Istanbul
- (historic) What belongs to the civilization of the East-Roman empire, as it was established after 331 A.D. when the capital was moved to Constantinoupolis (now Istanbul) and up to 1453 when it was conquered by the Turks.
Etymology: Byzantium, Byzant(ium)
- Overly complex or intricate.
- (rare) Of or pertaining to Byzantium.
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