from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome and author of two epistles in the New Testament.

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


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


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