A mosaic of Saint Nicholas.
Nicholas definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French Nicolas ; from Classical Latin Nicolaus ; from Classical Greek Nikolaos ; from nikē, victory plush laos, the people
- Nicholas, Saint (4th cent. ); bishop of Myra: patron saint of Russia, of Greece, & of young people, sailors, etc.: his day is Dec. 6
- ( 800?-867); pope (858-867): his day is Nov. 13: called the Great
- 1796-1855; czar of Russia (1825-55)
- 1868-1918; last czar of Russia (1894-1917); forced to abdicate; executed
Nicholas definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Saint Fourth century A.D.