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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient Greek city of northwest Asia Minor on the Bosporus near present-day Istanbul. It was founded in 685 B.C. and passed to Rome in A.D. 74.

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  • proper n. an ancient maritime town of Bithynia, in Asia Minor, almost directly opposite Byzantium

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  • n. a former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon
  • n. the fourth ecumenical council in 451 which defined the two natures (human and divine) of Christ

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Χαλκηδών.

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