Philemon[fi lē′mən, fī-]
Philemon definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Philēmōn, literally , affectionate ; from philein, to love
Philemon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Abbr. Philem. or Phlm. or Phm See Table at Bible.
Greek Mythology A Phrygian peasant who together with his wife Baucis received with great hospitality Zeus and Hermes disguised as men. The gods rewarded the couple by turning their humble cottage into a temple and by turning them in their old age into intertwining linden and oak trees.