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Nich·o·las(nĭk′ə-ləs), Saint Fourth century ad.
Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor who is often associated with Santa Claus and the custom of gift giving at Christmas.
(Biography) 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
Nich•o•las1(ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləs)
1. of Cusa, 1401–1464, German cardinal, mathematician, and philosopher.
2. Saint, fl. 4th century A.D., bishop in Asia Minor: patron saint of Russia; protector of children and prototype of Santa Claus.
Nich•o•las2(ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləs)
1. Nicholas I, 1796–1855, czar of Russia 1825–55.
2. Nicholas II, 1868–1918, czar of Russia 1894–1917: executed 1918.