[ nahy-seen, nahy-seen ]
/ naɪˈsin, ˈnaɪ sin /
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of or relating to Nicaea.
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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 Nicenenon-Ni·cene, adjective
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How to use Nicene in a sentence
The post-Nicene fathers, or popery, may be compared to a field of wheat overrun with weeds.
The anti-Nicene fathers had many errors, but theirs were not the errors of Romanism.
Yet the post-Nicene literature, considered as literature, reaches a far higher level.
The attitude of the church in the post-Nicene period differs from that in the ante-Nicene in two important respects.
In the ante-Nicene period only ecclesiastical penalties, such as reproof, deposition or excommunication, could be imposed.
British Dictionary definitions for Nicene
/ (ˈnaɪsiːn) /
of or relating to Nicaea, an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, or its inhabitants
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