Etymology
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Philemon

masc. proper name, in Greek mythology a pious man, husband of Baucis; from Greek philemon, literally "loving, affectionate," from philein "to love" (see philo-).

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Definitions of Philemon

Philemon (n.)
(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;
Philemon (n.)
(New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul;
Philemon (n.)
a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping;
Synonyms: Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon / Epistle to Philemon
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