Definitions for nicaeanaɪˈsi ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an ancient city in NW Asia Minor: Nicene Creed formulated here a .d . 325.
Category: Religion, Geography (places)
an ancient city in Bithynia; founded in the 4th century BC and flourished under the Romans; the Nicene Creed was adopted there in 325
Nicaea, Second Council of Nicaea(noun)
the seventh ecumenical council in 787 which refuted iconoclasm and regulated the veneration of holy images
Nicaea, First Council of Nicaea(noun)
the first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism
An ancient city in Bithynia in Asia Minor, important during Roman and Byzantine times, on the site of modern-day u0130znik, Turkey, to which it gave its name. Famous as the site of first council of Nicaea in 325 AD, which composed the Nicene Creed.
Origin: Via Nicaea, from Νίκαια, from νίκη.