Origin of NicholasMiddle English from Old French Nicolas from Classical Latin Nicolaus from Classical Greek Nikolaos from nik?, victory + laos, the people
a masculine name: dim. Nick; equiv. L. Nicolaus, Fr. & Sp. Nicolas, Ger. Nikolaus, It. Niccolo, Russ. Nikolai
- (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
SaintFourth century AD
Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor who is often associated with Santa Claus and the custom of gift giving at Christmas.
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- Yet he was arrested last week for selling drugs to kids like little Nicholas over there?
- Of the numerous churches in the city the most interesting are the Stiftskirche, with two towers, a fine specimen of 15th-century Gothic; the Leonhardskirche, also a Gothic building of the 15th century; the Hospitalkirche, restored in 1841, the cloisters of which contain the tomb of Johann Reuchlin; the fine modern Gothic church of St John; the new Roman Catholic church of St Nicholas; the Friedenskirche; and the English church.
- In the old town of Bridlington the church of St Mary and St Nicholas consists of the fine Decorated and Perpendicular nave, with Early English portions, of the priory church of an Augustinian foundation of the time of Henry I.
- Are already mentioned as existing in the account of the mission sent by Nicholas I.