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[fil-ip] /ˈfɪl ɪp/
one of the 12 apostles. Mark 3:18; John 1:43–48; 6:5–7.
one of the leaders of the Christian Hellenists in the early church in Jerusalem who afterwards became an evangelist and missionary. Acts 6; 8:26–40.
King (Metacomet) died 1676, North American Indian chief: sachem of the Wampanoag tribe 1662–76; leader of the Indians in King Philip's War.
Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, born 1921, consort of Elizabeth II.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lover of horses.”. Unabridged
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  • He did not tell king philip about the man who had saved his life.

  • She was found almost dying in the woods by king philip, who made her his wife.

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  • The fair minister's wife, and king philip's widow, met in this very room.

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  • To be sure, if you go about like king philip's page, and show contempt to your equals, you must endure the consequences yourself.

  • His elevation depended upon king philip, whose boundless pride had gazed at her from his chilling face.

  • Do you believe that king philip, most indigent of the kings of poverty-stricken Greece, honored the drafts his son drew upon him?

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  • (for whom he acted as confidential agent at Madrid), employed him to satisfy king philip of his loyalty to the Spanish crown.

  • Among those then taken captive were king philip's wife and his little boy.

  • Melendez, by compact with king philip, succeeded him, his commission giving him a life tenure.

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British Dictionary definitions for king philip


(New Testament)
  1. one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
  2. Also Philip the Evangelist. one of the seven deacons appointed by the early Church
  3. Also Philip the Tetrarch. one of the sons of Herod the Great, who was ruler of part of former Judaea (4 bc–34 ad) (Luke 3:1)
King, American Indian name Metacomet. died 1676, American Indian chief, the son of Massasoit. He waged King Philip's War against the colonists of New England (1675–76) and was killed in battle
Prince. another name for the (Duke of) Edinburgh Prince. another name for the (Duke of) Edinburgh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for king philip


masc. proper name, from Latin Philippus, from Greek Philippos "fond of horses," from philos "beloved, loving" (see philo-) + hippos "horse" (see equine). In 16c., Philip and Cheyney was a way to say "any two common men."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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