Simeon

noun
Sim·​e·​on | \ ˈsi-mē-ən How to pronounce Simeon (audio) \

Definition of Simeon

1 : a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel
2 : a devout man of Jerusalem held to have uttered the Nunc Dimittis on seeing the infant Jesus in the temple

First Known Use of Simeon

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Simeon

Late Latin, from Greek Symeōn, from Hebrew Shimʽōn

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“Simeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simeon. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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