A mosaic of Saint Nicholas.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English from Old French Nicolas from Classical Latin Nicolaus from Glassical 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
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, Saint Fourth century A.D.