Nicene

[nahy-seen, nahy-seen]
adjective
of or pertaining to Nicaea.
Also, Nicaean.


Origin:
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

non-Nicene, adjective
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Nicene or Nicaean (ˈnaɪsiːn, naɪˈsiːən)
 
adj
of or relating to Nicaea, an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, or its inhabitants
 
Nicaean or Nicaean
 
adj

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Nicene
early 15c., in reference to Nicaea (Gk. Nikaia, modern Turk. Isnik), city in Bithynia where ecclesiastical council of 325 C.E. dealt with the Arian schism and produced the Nicene Creed. A second council held there (787) considered the question of images.
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The germanic elites were arians, and the majority population nicene.
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