Definition of Philemon in English :

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Philemon meaning in English

Meaning of Philemon in English

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Philemon pronunciation in English

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1. philemon

(Greek mythology) a simple countryman who offered hospitality to Zeus and Hermes when they came to earth without revealing their identities in order to test people's piety

2. philemon

(New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul

3. epistle of paul the apostle to philemon, epistle to philemon, philemon

a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping

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noun New Testament
a Christian of Colossae whose escaped slave came to meet Paul
the book (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon), asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
Greek mythology
a poor Phrygian, who with his wife Baucis offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes

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1.  Bible
a book of the New Testament, a letter from the Apostle Paul to his friend Philemon
abbrev. Philem, Phlm, or Phm
2.  Greek Mythology
the husband of Baucis

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See Table at Bible.
Greek & Roman Mythology
A Phrygian peasant who, along with his wife Baucis, was rewarded for showing hospitality to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes.

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