Nicene

adjective
Ni·​cene | \ ˈnī-ˌsēn How to pronounce Nicene (audio) , nī-ˈsēn \

Definition of Nicene

1 : of or relating to Nicaea or the Nicaeans
2 : of or relating to the ecumenical church council held in Nicaea in a.d. 325 or to the Nicene Creed

First Known Use of Nicene

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nicene

Middle English, from Late Latin nicaenus, from Latin Nicaea Nicaea, from Greek Nikaia

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“Nicene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nicene. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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