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[nahy-see-tuh s]
  1. Saint Ignatius(def 2).
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[ig-ney-shuh s]
  1. SaintIgnatius Theophorus, a.d. c40–107?, bishop of Antioch and Apostolic Father.
  2. SaintNicetas, a.d. 799?–878, patriarch of Constantinople 846–858, 867–878.
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Historical Examples of nicetas

  • It had been a chilly day, the day that Daoud and Nicetas became friends.

    The Saracen: Land of the Infidel

    Robert Shea

  • Her mouth was fuller, but her lips had the chiseled shape of Nicetas's lips.

  • "I accept the contest," said Nicetas, staring fearlessly into Kassar's eyes.

  • "If it were, I would not let him get close enough for me to see his eye," said Nicetas dryly.

  • "Never mind hitting a slave," said Nicetas just before his turn.

British Dictionary definitions for nicetas


  1. Saint, surnamed Theophorus. died ?110 ad, bishop of Antioch. His seven letters, written on his way to his martyrdom in Rome, give valuable insight into the early Christian Church. Feast day: Oct 17 or Dec 17 or 20
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Word Origin and History for nicetas


masc. proper name, from Latin Ignatius, collateral form of Egnatius.

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