Pronunciation: (sī'mun; Fr. sē-môn' for 7), [key]
1. the original name of the apostle Peter. Cf. Peter.
2. Simon the Zealot, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4.
3. the Canaanite, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15.
4. a relative, perhaps a brother, of Jesus: sometimes identified with Simon the Canaanite. Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3.
5. (“Simon Magus”) the Samaritan sorcerer who was converted by the apostle Philip. Acts 8:9–24.
6. (“Simon Magus”) fl. 2nd century a.d.?, founder of a Gnostic sect and reputed prototype of the Faust legend: often identified with the Biblical Simon Magus.
7. Claude Pronunciation: (klōd), [key] born 1913, French novelist: Nobel prize 1985.
8. Herbert Alexander, 1916-2001, U.S. social scientist and economist: Nobel prize 1978.
9. Sir John (Allse•brook) Pronunciation: (ôlz'brook"), [key] 1873–1954, British statesman and lawyer.
10. Neil, born 1927, U.S. playwright.
11. Paul, born 1942, U.S. singer, songwriter, and actor.
12. a male given name, form of Simeon.
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