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Simeon

[ sim-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈsɪm i ən /
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noun

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”
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British Dictionary definitions for Simeon

Simeon
/ (ˈsɪmɪən) /

noun

  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
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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