adjective Ni·cene \ˈnī-ˌsēn, nī-ˈsēn\

Definition of Nicene

  1. 1 :  of or relating to Nicaea or the Nicaeans

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

Origin and Etymology of nicene

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

First Known Use: 14th century

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