Constantinopolitan

adjective

Con·​stan·​ti·​no·​pol·​i·​tan
(ˈ)känz¦tantᵊnō¦pälətᵊn,
kən-,
-n¦sta-,
-antə(ˌ)nō- also -lətən or -lətən
: of, relating to, or connected with Constantinople (Istanbul)

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin constantinopolitanus, from Constantinopolis Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), capital of the Byzantine Empire until 1453 and of Turkey from 1453–1922 (after Late Latin metropolis: metropolitanus metropolitan), from Late Greek Kōnstantinoupolis, from Kōnstantinou (genitive of Kōnstantinos Constantine I) + Greek polis city

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“Constantinopolitan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Constantinopolitan. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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