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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, Stamboul.

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"Stambul" Quotes from Famous Books

... 1730, a rebellion burst forth in Stambul against Sultan Achmed III., whose cowardly hesitation to take the field against the advancing hosts of the victorious Persians had revolted both the army and the people. The rebellion began in the ...
— Halil the Pedlar - A Tale of Old Stambul • Mr Jkai

... Empire. Before the death of the aged Artaxerxes Mnemon in 358, the revolt of the Western satraps had collapsed. His successor, Ochus, who, to reach the throne, murdered his kin like any eighteenth-century sultan of Stambul, overcame Egyptian obstinacy about 346, after two abortive attempts, by means of hireling Greek troops, and by similar vicarious help he recovered Sidon and the Isle of Cyprus. But it was little more than the dying ...
— The Ancient East • D. G. Hogarth

... to the fact that the man had a birthmark on his shoulder and something—probably a name or some device—tattooed on his arm," said Harley quietly. "Some few years ago, I met with a similar case in the neighbourhood of Stambul. ...
— Tales of Chinatown • Sax Rohmer

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

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