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A city of northeast Algeria east of Algiers. It was founded by Carthaginians and was the capital and commercial center of Numidia. Destroyed in warfare in ad 311, it was rebuilt by Constantine I and named in his honor.
Constantine(ˈkɒnstənˌtaɪn; French kɔ̃stɑ̃tin)
(Placename) a walled city in NE Algeria: built on an isolated rock; military and trading centre. Pop: 482 000 (2005 est)
Con•stan•tine(ˈkɒn stənˌtin or, for 1, -ˌtaɪn)
1. died A.D. 715, pope 708–715.
2. a city in NE Algeria. 448,578.
Con•stan•tine(ˈkɒn stənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn)
1. Constantine I,
a. (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus) ( “the Great” ) A.D. 288?–337, Roman emperor 324–337: legally sanctioned Christian worship.
b. 1868–1923, king of Greece 1913–17, 1920–22.
2. Constantine II, born 1940, king of Greece 1964–74.
Con`stan•tin′i•an (-ˈtɪn i ən) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Constantine - Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337)|
|2.||Constantine - a walled city in northeastern Algeria to the east of Algiers; was destroyed in warfare in the 4th century and rebuilt by Constantine I|