[ sim-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈsɪm i ən /
a son of Jacob and Leah. Genesis 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.See also Nunc Dimittis (def. 1).
a male given name.
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Origin of Simeon
From Late Latin Symeon, from Greek Symeṓn, from Hebrew Shimʿōn, of uncertain origin and meaning, traditionally translated as “(God) has heard”
Words nearby Simeon
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How to use Simeon in a sentence
Speech,” Simeon declares, “is but the mechanical result of certain adjustments of the vocal organs.
And over against the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, one portion for Simeon.
And by the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, one portion for Issachar.
He was a native of Sarabatha, and of the tribe of Simeon, according to the more general opinion.
Many, once among the bravest, strove to flee in the darkness down to the port of St. Simeon and escape by sea.
Simeon and Levi were the most active in seeking to compass the death of Joseph, and a curse was sent upon them.
British Dictionary definitions for Simeon
- Old Testament the 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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