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Ni·cae·a

 (nī-sē′ə)
An ancient city of Bithynia in northwest Asia Minor. Dating from the fourth century bc, it flourished during Roman times. The Nicene Creed was adopted at an ecumenical council convened here by Constantine I in ad 325.

Ni·cae′an adj.

Nicaea

(naɪˈsiːə)
n
(Placename) an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, in Bithynia: site of the first council of Nicaea (325 ad), which composed the Nicene Creed. Modern Turkish name: Iznik

Ni•cae•a

(naɪˈsi ə)

n.
an ancient city in NW Asia Minor: Nicene Creed formulated here A.D. 325.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nicaea - an ancient city in BithyniaNicaea - an ancient city in Bithynia; founded in the 4th century BC and flourished under the Romans; the Nicene Creed was adopted there in 325
Bithynia - an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; was absorbed into the Roman Empire by the end of the 1st century BC
2.Nicaea - the seventh ecumenical council in 787 which refuted iconoclasm and regulated the veneration of holy images
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
3.Nicaea - the first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
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