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CONSTANTINOPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Constantinople mean? 

CONSTANTINOPLE (noun)
  The noun CONSTANTINOPLE has 5 senses:

1. 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
2. the council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches
3. the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
4. the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
5. the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed

  Familiarity information: CONSTANTINOPLE used as a noun is common.


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CONSTANTINOPLE (noun)


Sense 1Constantinople [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Constantinople; Istanbul; Stamboul; Stambul

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Meronyms (parts of "Constantinople"):

Bosporus Bridge (a suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul)

Hagia Sofia; Hagia Sophia; Santa Sofia; Santa Sophia (a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century)

Chalcedon; Kadikoy (a former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon)

Holonyms ("Constantinople" is a part of...):

Republic of Turkey; Turkey (a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923)


Sense 2Constantinople [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Fourth Council of Constantinople; Constantinople

Hypernyms ("Constantinople" is a kind of...):

council ((Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine)


Sense 3Constantinople [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Third Council of Constantinople; Constantinople

Hypernyms ("Constantinople" is a kind of...):

ecumenical council ((early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline)


Sense 4Constantinople [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Second Council of Constantinople; Constantinople

Hypernyms ("Constantinople" is a kind of...):

ecumenical council ((early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline)


Sense 5Constantinople [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

First Council of Constantinople; Constantinople

Hypernyms ("Constantinople" is a kind of...):

ecumenical council ((early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline)


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