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Philemon definition

  • noun:
    • See Table at Bible.
    • Greek Mythology A Phrygian peasant which along with his spouse Baucis received with great hospitality Zeus and Hermes disguised as men. The gods rewarded the few by-turning their simple cottage into a temple by switching them in their old age into intertwining linden and pine trees.
    • a brand new Testament guide containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the servant for escaping
    • (New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whoever slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul
    • (Greek mythology) a simple countryman who supplied hospitality to Zeus and Hermes if they came to earth without revealing their identities so that you can test people's piety
  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic genus in the family members Meliphagidae — the friarbirds.
    • The eighteenth guide of New-Testament of the Bible, the epistle of St Paul to a fellow Christian labeled as Philemon.
    • A male given title, always instead uncommon.
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