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Peter

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
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See also peter, péter, and Péter

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Peter

Plural
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Peter

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  1. A male given name.
  2. (Biblical) The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  3. (Biblical) The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.

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Quotations

  • 1611 King James version of the Bible: Matthew 16:18:
And I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; --

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Danish

Proper noun

Peter

  1. (Biblical) Peter.
  2. A male given name.
Og jeg siger dig, at du er Peter, og på den klippe vil jag bygge min kirke, --- Bibelen, Matthæus 16:18 (1992 transl.)

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Dutch

Proper noun

Peter

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

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German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpeːtɐ/

Proper noun

Peter

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

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Norwegian

Proper noun

Peter

  1. A male given name.
  2. (Biblical) Peter
Og det sier jeg deg: Du er Peter; på denne klippe vil jeg bygge min kirke. Bibelen, Matteus 16:18 (1985 transl.)

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Slovak

Proper noun

Peter m., Petrovia pl.
Petr stem
Petra genitive sg.
declension pattern chlap
  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

Slovene

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Proper noun

Peter m.

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

Swedish

Proper noun

Peter

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

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