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Simon

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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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See also simon, simón, and Simón

English

Etymology

New Testament version of Hebrew Simeon ,"hearkening", shaped to look like a Greek name from simos "snubbed nose".

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Simon

Plural
-

Simon

  1. (Biblical) Several persons in the New Testament, notably the original name of Apostle Peter.
  2. A male given name

Quotations

  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1]: Matthew 10: 1 - 3:
    Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

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Danish

Proper noun

Simon

  1. (Biblical) Simon.
  2. A male given name.

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Finnish

Proper noun

Simon (stem Simon-*)

  1. (Biblical) Simon.

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French

Proper noun

Simon

  1. (Biblical) Simon.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A surname based on the given name.

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German

Proper noun

Simon [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Simon]]

  1. (Biblical) Simon.
  2. A male given name.

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Norwegian

Proper noun

Simon

  1. (Biblical) Simon.
  2. A male given name.

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Swedish

Proper noun

Simon

  1. (Biblical) Simon.
  2. A male given name.

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