Saint Nicholas

  1. the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
  2. a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
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How To Use Saint Nicholas In A Sentence

  • This was confabulated into Christian mythology, the converted Norse intertwining the character with one of the first saints of the region, Saint Nicholas.
  • At least with Santa Claus, we know there really was a Saint Nicholas on whom all the later wild stories are based.
  • Soon the legend of Saint Nicholas spread across Europe.
  • During the 12 th century Saint Nicholas Day became a day of gift giving and charity.
  • Rather than oppose it, they shrewdly assimilated the stories into the folklore of Christmas and Saint Nicholas.
  • Other Americans who lived near the Dutch people decided to make Saint Nicholas part of their own celebration of Christmas.
  • The primary inspiration for Santa Claus is the 4th century Christian bishop Saint Nicholas of Myra. Nicholas resided in the ancient Lycian town of Myra, located in Byzantine Anatolia.
  • Legend has it, Saint Nicholas dedicated all his life to helping mankind, especially children.
  • Saint Nicholas in Russia, being furnished with all things expedient for such a discouerie, and with a new supply of victuals at his arriuall there, and also to hire into his companie certaine Russes best knowen vnto himselfe, who can perfectly speake the Samoeds language, and are acquainted with the riuer of Ob, as hauing frequented those places yeere by yeere. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • Finally, scholars trace the ‘Santa Claus’ story to an incident in which an intoxicated Saint Nicholas returned home after a winter's night of merrymaking, surprised to find his house keys no longer worked.
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