Nicene

[ nahy-seen, nahy-seen ]
/ naɪˈsin, ˈnaɪ sin /

adjective

of or relating to Nicaea.

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Also Nicaean.

Origin of Nicene

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin Nīcēnus, variant of Nīcaenus < Greek Nīkaîos (Nī́kai(a) Nicaea + -os adj. suffix), with -n- from Latin adj. suffix -ānus -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Nicene

non-Ni·cene, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nicene

Nicene

Nicaean (naɪˈsiːən)

/ (ˈnaɪsiːn) /

adjective

of or relating to Nicaea, an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, or its inhabitants
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