Middle English Dictionary Entry

Nicholas n.
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(a) Personal name; -- often replacing Nicol in later ME; also, name of a ship; (b) seint ~, St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra in Asia Minor; seint ~ chirche, chirche of seint ~, a church dedicated to St. Nicholas; seint ~ dai, feste of seint ~, St. Nicholas' day (feast day), December 6; seint ~ flesh-shameles, the meat market in St. Nicholas Parish, London; (c) seint ~ dai, feast of the Translation of St. Nicholas, May 9; (d) med. ~ vomite, one of the stronger emetics.