From: Gerd Schumacher (Gerd-Schumacher@gmx.de)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 11:15:03 CDT
> Patrick Andries scripsit:
> [PA] I wrote this a bit too fast this morning (first message !). I
> believe the origin of Istanbul is a bit too obscure to decide whether it
> is due to a transcription or a complete name change. Just to confuse
> things further Konstantaniye was apparently used by the Turkish
> administration and a Greek form Istimboli is attested in the XIVth
Thanks a lot for this interesting information.
I think, the underying meaning of Istimboli must be
"town at the isthmus", which makes sense, indeed.
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