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Byzantine

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Etymology

Byzant(ium)

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Particularly: “Why has Byzantium come to be associated with complexity? Answer: Because the politics and lines of succession in the court of the Byzantine empire were extremely complicated and difficult for outsiders to understand, and the art and architecture of the empire was known for its complex and intricate detail. Now someone should type this up properly.”

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Byzantine

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  1. Overly complex or intricate.
  2. (rare) Of or pertaining to Byzantium.

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Noun

Singular
Byzantine

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  1. (rare) A native of Byzantium (modern-day Istanbul)
  2. (history) Belonging to the civilization of the Eastern-Roman empire, between 331 A.D. when the capital was moved to Constantinople (now Istanbul) and up 1453 when it was conquered by the Turks.

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