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Phi·le·mon 1

 (fĭ-lē′mən, fī-)
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Phi·le·mon 2

 (fĭ-lē′mən, fī-)
n. Greek & Roman Mythology
A Phrygian peasant who, along with his wife Baucis, was rewarded for showing hospitality to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes.
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1. (Bible) a Christian of Colossae whose escaped slave came to meet Paul
2. (Bible) the book (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon), asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a poor Phrygian, who with his wife Baucis offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes
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(fɪˈli mən, faɪ-)

1. an Epistle written by Paul.
2. a person who was probably a convert of Paul and to whom this Epistle is addressed.
3. (in Greek myth) the husband of Baucis.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Philemon - (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 pietyPhilemon - (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
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Philemon - (New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul
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
3.Philemon - a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
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References in classic literature ?
Daphnis et Chloe que sont faits Philemon et Baucis.
My visor is Philemon's roof; within the house is Jove.
He loved Paul of Tarsus, liked St John, hated St James as much as he dared, and regarded with mixed feelings Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. The New Testament was less a Christiad then a Pauliad to his intelligence--less an argument than an intoxication.
They told Baucis and Philemon to leave town, and after they did, they the gods destroyed the town.
'That you Philemon Gora, knowingly consented to the carrying on of banking business without a valid license issued to the company.
he claimed to mediate" to Philemon, but it evaluates the breach favorably in the contrasting economic circumstances of poor Paul and wealthy Seneca.
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Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. By Dennis Hamm, S.J.
The company was founded by Patrick Barbella and Ryan Philemon. Patrick has over ten years of public relations experience working for the government and a background in legal studies.
According to the Cameroonian Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, the construction of Mbalam-Kribi rail line due to start in 2015 will take four years to complete.
Also returning to the Black Stars are David Addy, Jonathan Mensah, Rabiu Mohammad and goalkeeper Philemon McCarthy.
William tucked his first penalty into the bottom right corner, but then quipped "Here we go again" as two shots were saved by Philemon Fatai, who said afterwards: "He's good, but not as good as me."