Philemon[fi lē′mən, fī-]
- Bible a book of the New Testament, a letter from the Apostle Paul to his friend Philemon: abbrev. Philem, Phlm, or Phm
- Gr. Myth. the husband of Baucis
Origin of PhilemonClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Philēmōn, literally , affectionate ; from philein, to love
See Table at Bible.
nounGreek & Roman Mythology
A Phrygian peasant who, along with his wife Baucis, was rewarded for showing hospitality to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes.