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proper noun 
  1. A man of modern myth who brings presents to people (especially children) at Christmas time.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Kerstman (Christmas), Sinterklaas (5-6 December), Sint-Nicolaas (5-6 December)
  • French: Saint Nicolas (6 December), Père Noí«l (Christmas)
  • Italian: Babbo Natale
    (trans-mid)
  • German: Sankt Nikolaus , Weihnachtsmann , Christkind (Austria), Samichlaus (Switzerland)
  • Spanish: Papa Noel (Spain), Viejito Pascuero (Chile)
Etymology: From the folk tale of Sinterklaas based on the historical figure Saint Nicholas, a bishop from Myra in Asia Minor.


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