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Old 10th March 2005, 12:33 PM
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IC XC NI KA - what does this mean?

I see this on icons, can someone tell me what it means?
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Old 10th March 2005, 12:40 PM
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IC are the first and last letters of "Jesus" in Greek
XC are the first and last letters of "Christ" in Greek
NIKA means "victorious"
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Old 10th March 2005, 12:42 PM
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Old 11th March 2005, 02:39 AM
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I've read elsewhere that "NIKA" means "conquers", but it is basically the same.

A small aside. The city I live in is called Thessaloniki which is named after the daughter of King Philip (father of Alexander the Great) who was in turn given the name in commemoration over King Philip's victory over Thessaly. Hence Thessalo-niki. The manufacturer of running shoes, NIKE, is also a transliteration of the Greek word, the Greek letter "η - eeta" usually become "e" in English words.

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Originally Posted by prodromos
A small aside. The city I live in is called Thessaloniki which is named after the daughter of King Philip (father of Alexander the Great) who was in turn given the name in commemoration over King Philip's victory over Thessaly. Hence Thessalo-niki. The manufacturer of running shoes, NIKE, is also a transliteration of the Greek word, the Greek letter "η - eeta" usually become "e" in English words.
Hey, my godmother who attended my chrismation years ago, is from Thessaloniki!


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