“To the city”



wiki: The modern Turkish name İstanbul (pronounced: isˈtanbuɫ) derives from the Greek phrase “εις την Πόλιν” ( istimbolin ) or “στην Πόλη”, both meaning “in the city” or “to the city”; a similar case is Stimboli, Crete. It is thus based on the common Greek usage of referring to Constantinople simply as The City




9 comments on ““To the city””

  1. A great city! Both Istanbul and Athens at amazing places. It’s a pity to see people suffering so greatly. Thanks, too, for the language connection. Fascinating.

  2. Excellent dear Pelly. Ah, the mysterious east, full of eastern promise 😀 ❤

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