/ˈnaɪsin/ (say 'nuyseen)

of or relating to Nicaea.
Also, Nicaean. {Middle English, from Late Latin Nīcēnus, from Nīcēa, from Greek Nīkaia, a town in the ancient country of Bithynia}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Nicene — Ni cene, a. [L. Nicaenus, fr. Nicaea Nice, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, or to the ecumenical council held there a. d. 325. [1913 Webster] {Nicene Creed}, a summary of Christian faith, composed and adopted by the Council …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicene — (adj.) early 15c., in reference to Nicaea (Gk. Nikaia, modern Turkish Isnik), city in Bithynia where ecclesiastical council of 325 C.E. dealt with the Arian schism and produced the Nicene Creed. A second council held there (787) considered the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nicene — [nī′sēn΄, nī sēn′] adj. of Nicaea …   English World dictionary

  • Nicene — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin nicaenus, from Latin Nicaea Nicaea, from Greek Nikaia Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to Nicaea or the Nicaeans 2. of or relating to the ecumenical church council held in Nicaea in A.D.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nicene — /nuy seen , nuy seen/, adj. of or pertaining to Nicaea. Also, Nicaean. [1350 1400; ME < LL Nicenus, var. of Nicaenus < Gk Nikaîos (Níkai(a) Nicaea + os adj. suffix), with n from L adj. suffix anus AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nicene —    The christology which was accepted by the Christian Church at the Council of Nicaea in 325 which was summoned to combat the teachings of arius …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • nicene — ni·cene …   English syllables

  • Nicene — Ni•cene [[t]naɪˈsin, ˈnaɪ sin[/t]] also Nicaean adj. of or pertaining to Nicaea • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL Nīcēnus, Nīcaenus …   From formal English to slang

  • Nicene — The appellation given a religious creed promulgated in 325 A. D. at the first general council of Christians held at Nicea in Asia Minor …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Nicene — adjective of or relating to the ancient city of Nicaea in Asia Minor • Syn: ↑Nicaean • Pertains to noun: ↑Nicaea, ↑Nicaea (for: ↑Nicaean) • Derivationally related forms: ↑Ni …   Useful english dictionary

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