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Simeon

[sim-ee-uh n] /ˈsɪm i ən/
noun
1.
a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:33.
2.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
3.
a devout man of Jerusalem who praised God for letting him see the infant Jesus. Luke 2:25–35.
Compare Nunc Dimittis (def 1).
4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “harkening.”.
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Simeon

/ˈsɪmɪən/
noun
1.
  1. (Old Testament) the second son of Jacob and Leah
  2. the tribe descended from him
  3. the territory once occupied by this tribe in the extreme south of the land of Canaan
2.
(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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masc. proper name, Biblical second son of Jacob and Leah; also a tribe of Israel; see Simon.

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