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

  • In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
  • In the New Testament, the devout Jew who proclaimed the Nunc Dimittis while holding the infant Jesus in his arms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Second son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  • proper n. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Simeon.
  • proper n. A male given name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel

Etymologies

Old Testament Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן ("hearkening, listening"); Simeon, a son of Jacob. (Wiktionary)

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