Nicholas

[ nik-uh-luhs, nik-luhs ]
/ ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləs /

noun

of Cu·sa [kyoo-zuh], /ˈkyu zə/, 1401–1464, German cardinal, mathematician, and philosopher.German Nikolaus von Cusa.
Grand Duke, 1856–1929, Russian general in World War I.
Saint, flourished 4th century a.d., bishop in Asia Minor: patron saint of Russia; protector of children and prototype of the legendary Santa Claus.
a male given name: from Greek words meaning “victory” and “people.”

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Nicholas
/ (ˈnɪkələs) /

noun

Saint. 4th-century ad bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor; patron saint of Russia and of children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers. Feast day: Dec 6See also Santa Claus
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