Definition of ante-Nicene in English:

ante-Nicene

adjective

Church History
  • Of or relating to the period before the first council of Nicaea (a.d. 325); specifically designating a Church writer of this period.

noun

Church History
  • An ante-Nicene writer.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Sherlock (d. 1707), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From ante- + Nicene.

Pronunciation

ante-Nicene

/ˌantɪˈnʌɪsiːn//ˌantɪnʌɪˈsiːn/