[ fi-lee-muh n, fahy- ]
/ fɪˈli mən, faɪ- /


an Epistle written by Paul. Abbreviation: Phil.
a person who was probably a convert of Paul and to whom this Epistle is addressed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for philemon (1 of 2)

/ (faɪˈliːmɒn) /

noun New Testament

a Christian of Colossae whose escaped slave came to meet Paul
the book (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon), asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping

British Dictionary definitions for philemon (2 of 2)

/ (faɪˈliːmɒn) /


Greek myth a poor Phrygian, who with his wife Baucis offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes
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