[ nik-uh-luhs, nik-luhs ]

  1. of Cu·sa [kyoo-zuh], /ˈkyu zə/, 1401–1464, German cardinal, mathematician, and philosopher.: German Nikolaus von Cusa.

  2. Grand Duke, 1856–1929, Russian general in World War I.

  1. Saint, flourished 4th century a.d., bishop in Asia Minor: patron saint of Russia; protector of children and prototype of the legendary Santa Claus.

  2. a male given name: from Greek words meaning “victory” and “people.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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/ (ˈnɪkələs) /

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

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