Nicholas, St.

Nicholas, St., the patron saint of boys, of sailors, of Russia and Aberdeen, as well as other towns; was bishop of Myra, persecuted under Diocletian; is generally represented in bishop's robes, and has either three purses or three children as his attributes; the three children and the three purses refer to one and the same story: St. Nicholas, on learning that a father who had three daughters was tempted by extreme poverty to expose them to a life of dishonour, went by night and threw into the window of the house three bags of money which served as a marriage portion for each, and thus rescued them from a life of shame.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Nicholas * Nicholas I.
Ngami, Lake
Niagara
Niam-niam
Nibelung
Nibelungen Lied
Nicaragua
Nice
Nice
Nicene Creed
Nicholas
Nicholas, St.
Nicholas I.
Nicholas II.
Nicholson, John
Nicobar Islands
Nicolaitans
Nicole, Pierre
Nicotine
Niebuhr, Barthold Georg
Niebuhr, Karsten
Niel, Adolphe