byzantine

[ biz-uh n-teen, -tahyn, bahy-zuh n-, bih-zan-tin ]SEE DEFINITION OF byzantine

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BYZANTINE

The chapter on Byzantine Architecture is entirely from his pen.

Such irregularities are inherent in the Byzantine methods of building.

This was the last effort of pure Byzantine architecture in Constantinople.

It is to be found in this sense, I think, in almost all the Byzantine historians.

The testimony of inscriptions corroborates that of the Byzantine writer.

Iaroslaf was unfortunate in a war with the Byzantine Empire.

In the Byzantine expedition against Crete, 700 Russians served in the army.

It might even regenerate the decaying elements of the Byzantine civilization.

Those spindles are Persian, while the filigree is more Byzantine than anything else.

What must have been the feelings of Pitt when he perused this Byzantine offer?

WORD ORIGIN

1770, from Latin Byzantinus (see Byzantium); originally used of art style; later in reference to the complex, devious, and intriguing character of the royal court of Constantinople (1937). As a noun from 1770.

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