noun Sim·e·on \ˈsi-mē-ən\

Definition of Simeon

  1. 1 :  a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

  2. 2 :  a devout man of Jerusalem held to have uttered the Nunc Dimittis on seeing the infant Jesus in the temple

Origin and Etymology of simeon

Late Latin, from Greek Symeōn, from Hebrew Shimʽōn

First Known Use: before 12th century

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