Philemon

Primary Meanings of Philemon

1.
n
a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
2.
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
Full Definitions of Philemon
1

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
Example of:
Epistle
a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle
New Testament
the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

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

Example of:
Colossian
a native or inhabitant of the city of Colossae in ancient Phrygia
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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

Example of:
countryman, ruralist
a man who lives in the country and has country ways

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