- a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:33.
- one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
- a devout man of Jerusalem who praised God for letting him see the infant Jesus. Luke 2:25–35.Compare Nunc Dimittis(def 1).
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “harkening.”
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Examples from the Web for simeon
Speech,” Simeon declares, “is but the mechanical result of certain adjustments of the vocal organs.The Lure of Realism
September 8, 2010
"Just as if he was hailin' a horse car," described Simeon afterward.
For some minutes Simeon remained where he was, thinking and surmising.
Simeon spun around, as he said afterwards, "like a young one's pinwheel."
Nothin' that me or Simeon could say would make him change the course a point.
Simeon was just behind me and he darted forward with outstretched hand.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
- Old Testamentthe second son of Jacob and Leah
- the tribe descended from him
- the territory once occupied by this tribe in the extreme south of the land of Canaan
- New Testament a devout Jew, who recognized the infant Jesus as the Messiah and uttered the canticle Nunc Dimittis over him in the Temple (Luke 2:25–35)
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Word Origin and History for simeon
masc. proper name, Biblical second son of Jacob and Leah; also a tribe of Israel; see Simon.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper