Hagia Sofia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hagia Sofia a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
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Usage

In literature:

It means in Arabic the House of Faith, and might cover anything from Hagia Sofia to a suburban villa.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
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In news:

Hagia Sofia (Sacred wisdom) reined as the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest by Mehmet in 1453 when it was renamed Aya Sofia.
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