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Constantine

Noun

1 Emperor of Rome who adopted the Christian faith and stopped the persecution of Christians (280-337) [syn: Constantine I, Constantine the Great]
2 a walled city in northeastern Algeria east of Algiers; was destroyed in warfare in the 4th century and rebuilt by Constantine I

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Etymology

From the name of Roman emperors, constans - constantis, constant, steadfast.

Proper noun

  1. A given name.

Translations

male given name

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Extensive Definition

Constantine (Latin: Cōnstantīnus, Greek: ) is a given name and surname derived from the Latin word constans, meaning constant or steadfast. The monotonic Greek spelling is Κωνσταντίνος, and Κωσταντίνος (Kostantinos without the first n) is historically a common variant. Κώστας (Costas) is a common contraction.
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Constantine in Bulgarian: Константин
Constantine in Catalan: Constantí (desambiguació)
Constantine in Czech: Konstantin
Constantine in German: Constantine
Constantine in Modern Greek (1453-): Κωνσταντίνος
Constantine in Spanish: Constantino
Constantine in Esperanto: Konstantino
Constantine in French: Constantine
Constantine in Galician: Constantino
Constantine in Croatian: Konstantin
Constantine in Italian: Constantine
Constantine in Hebrew: קונסטנטין
Constantine in Georgian: კონსტანტინე
Constantine in Kurdish: Konstantin
Constantine in Latin: Constantinus (nomen)
Constantine in Dutch: Constantine
Constantine in Japanese: コンスタンティノス
Constantine in Polish: Constantine
Constantine in Portuguese: Constantino
Constantine in Russian: Константин
Constantine in Simple English: Constantine
Constantine in Serbian: Константин (вишезначна одредница)
Constantine in Finnish: Konstantinus
Constantine in Turkish: Konstantin
Constantine in Volapük: Constantine
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