Wordy Wednesday-Byzantine (devious)

Today’s word: Byzantine (noun): BIZ-un-teen meaning devious.

Definitions include:

1). Of, relating to, or characterized by a devious and usually surreptitious manner of operation;

2.). also, exceptionally complex or minutely laid out, intricately involved: labyrinthine.

3).  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire especially in the fifth and sixth centuries featuring the dome carried on pendentives over a square and incrustation with marble veneering and with colored mosaics on grounds of gold.

I love words! And I love to read! So each Wednesday I’m going to grab an unfamiliar or unusual word I’ve discovered and post the meaning. Definitions and further explanations can be found at Merriam-Webster.com/dictionary/

Happy Reading, Cyndi


3 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday-Byzantine (devious)

  1. I’ve only heard this word used in relation to definition number 3. I shall look for places to use it in my WIP because I really like the word.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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