from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Bible See Table at Bible.
  • Peter, Saint Died c. A.D. 67. The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  • proper n. The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.


From Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Petros), from πέτρος (petros, "stone, rock"), related to πέτρα (petra) (Wiktionary)


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