Simon

noun
Si·​mon | \ ˈsī-mən How to pronounce Simon (audio) \

Definition of Simon

1 : peter

called also Simon Peter

2 : one of the twelve disciples of Jesus

called also Simon the Zealot

3 : a kinsman of Jesus
4 : a Cyrenian constrained to help Jesus bear his cross to his place of crucifixion

called also Simon the Cyrenian

First Known Use of Simon

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

History and Etymology for Simon

Greek Simōn, from Hebrew Shimʽōn

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“Simon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simon. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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Simon biographical name (1)

Si·​mon | \ sē-ˈmōⁿ How to pronounce Simon (audio) \

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Claude (-Eugène-Henri) 1913–2005 French writer

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Si·​mon | \ ˈsī-mən How to pronounce Simon (audio) \

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1st Viscount 1873–1954 John Allsebrook Simon British jurist and statesman

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Herbert Alexander 1916–2001 American economist

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(Marvin) Neil 1927–2018 American dramatist

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Paul (Frederic) 1941–     American singer and songwriter

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