Definition for metacomet (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for metacomet
The night after the battle the Metacomet was turned into a hospital ship and the wounded of both sides were taken to Pensacola.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
This request was granted, and the Metacomet despatched with them.
He was so much pleased with this name that he asked for an English name for his younger brother, Metacomet.Four American Indians|Edson L. Whitney
Thus the young Metacomet addressed the throng of savages as they swarmed in from the forest.
He did work and he suffered, but slavery never reached the soul of Metacomet—that forever turned back to his people.
British Dictionary definitions for metacomet
- one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
- Also: Philip the Evangelist one of the seven deacons appointed by the early Church
- 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)
Word Origin and History for metacomet
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."