the second son of Jacob and Leah, or the tribe of Israel
descended from him: Gen
. 29:33; Num. 1:22
man who, on seeing the infant Jesus in the Temple, spoke the words later set to the
canticle “Nunc Dimittis”: Luke 2:25-32
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Word origin of 'Simeon'LL(Ec) Symeon < Gr(Ec) Symeōn < Heb shimʼon, lit., heard < shamʼa, to hear