Pronounced: BIH-zuhn-teen, adj (the vowel in “zuhn” is almost not pronounced)
Notes: This word can also be lowercase (byzantine); I almost didn’t include this word
The word dree means (as a verb) “to endure or suffer”. As an adjective, it means “tedious or dreary”
Background / Comments
The word comes from Old English dreogan. As I noted yesterday, I’ve run across the phrase dree one’s weird in some reading (maybe The 39 Steps, but I’m not sure). This phrase means “to endure one’s fate”.
This is very old; it goes back to before 1000.