Anglicized version of Nicodemus, a Greek name meaning "victory of the people", or "unconquerable". A member of my mother's congregation informs me that, in Swahili, the variant means "firm of purpose", while translations exist in most languages, presumably as a result of the missionary work of members of the Christian faith, of which Saint Nicholas is a member of the pantheon of saints. However, Gritchka begs to differ, so know that this information is, and I quote, "dead sus".

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