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IC XC NI KA - what does this mean?

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by ps139, Mar 10, 2005.

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  1. ps139

    ps139 Ab omni malo, libera nos, Domine!

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    I see this on icons, can someone tell me what it means?
    Thanks! :)
     
  2. prodromos

    prodromos Senior Veteran Supporter

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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"
     
  3. ps139

    ps139 Ab omni malo, libera nos, Domine!

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    Ahhh, thanks, thats awesome!
     
  4. apricot

    apricot Ye shall know them by their fruits . . .

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    I should dig out my Greek books, as I'm really really forgetful what I did learn. :)
     
  5. Eusebios

    Eusebios Create in me a clean heart O God!

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    Hi Bill,
    Nice of you to drop by!! You know you're always welcome here at TAW!
    His unworthy( And puny Sr. Mod. to your stately Admin. status)servant,
    Eusebios.
    :)
     
  6. prodromos

    prodromos Senior Veteran Supporter

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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.

    John.
     
  7. rhyddid_rose

    rhyddid_rose Cymru am byth

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    Hey, my godmother who attended my chrismation years ago, is from Thessaloniki!


    Peace and Long Life
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