Nicaea

geographical name
Ni·​caea | \ nī-ˈsē-ə How to pronounce Nicaea (audio) \
variants: or Nice \ ˈnīs How to pronounce Nice (audio) \

Definition of Nicaea

ancient city of the Byzantine Empire

Note: The site of Nicaea is at the modern village of Iznik in northwestern Turkey in Asia at the eastern end of Iznik Lake.

Other Words from Nicaea

Nicaean \ nī-​ˈsē-​ən How to pronounce Nicaean (audio) \ adjective

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“Nicaea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nicaea?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=gg&file=ggnice02. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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