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Meaning of Simeon

Sim•e•on

Pronunciation: (sim'ē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:33.
  2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
  3. a devout man of Jerusalem who praised God for letting him see the infant Jesus. Luke 2:25–35. Cf.(def. 1).
  4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “harkening.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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