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Noun: Nicaea  nI'see-u
  1. The seventh ecumenical council in 787 which refuted iconoclasm and regulated the veneration of holy images
    - Second Council of Nicaea
     
  2. The first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism
    - First Council of Nicaea
     
  3. An ancient city in Bithynia; founded in the 4th century BC and flourished under the Romans; the Nicene Creed was adopted there in 325

Type of: city, ecumenical council, metropolis, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Bithynia

Encyclopedia: Nicaea, Punjab