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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.  Synonyms: Constantinople, Istanbul, Stambul.

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"Stamboul" Quotes from Famous Books

... April the little steamer conveying us across from Stamboul touched the wharf at Haider Pasha. Amid the rabble of Greeks, Armenians, Turks, and Italians we trundled our bicycles across the gang-plank, which for us was the threshold of Asia, the beginning of an inland journey of seven thousand miles from the Bosporus to the Pacific. ...
— Across Asia on a Bicycle • Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben

Words linked to "Stamboul" :   city, metropolis, Kadikoy, Republic of Turkey, Santa Sophia, Bosporus Bridge, Santa Sofia, turkey, urban center, Chalcedon, Hagia Sophia, Hagia Sofia

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