from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Nicholas, Saint Fourth century A.D. 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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- proper n. A male given name. Best known for a legendary St. Nicholas, associated with Father Christmas.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
From Ancient Greek Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), from νίκη (nikē, "victory") + λαός (laos, "people") (Wiktionary)