Philemon

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Philemon f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Meliphagidae – friarbirds or leatherheads, of Australasia.

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Φιλήμων (Philḗmōn), from φιλήμων (philḗmōn, kindly, affectionate), from φιλέω (philéō, I love).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɪˈliːmən/, /fɪˈliːmɒn/, /ˌfaɪˈliːmən/, /ˌfaɪˈliːmɒn/
  • (sometimes) IPA(key): /ˈfɪləmən/

Proper noun[edit]

Philemon (countable and uncountable, plural Philemons)

  1. The eighteenth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the epistle of Saint Paul to a fellow Christian called Philemon.
    Synonyms: (abbreviation) Philem., (abbreviation) Phm
  2. A male given name from Ancient Greek.
  3. A surname transferred from the given name.

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Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Philemon is the 39164th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 562 individuals. Philemon is most common among White (46.09%) and Black/African American (44.48%) individuals.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Φιλήμων (Philḗmōn), from φιλήμων (philḗmōn, kindly, affectionate), from φιλέω (philéō, I love).

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Proper noun[edit]

Philēmōn m sg (genitive Philēmonis); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Philemon (a pious rustic, the husband of Baucis, who gave hospitality to Zeus)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Philēmōn
Genitive Philēmonis
Philēmōnis
Dative Philēmonī
Philēmōnī
Accusative Philēmonem
Philēmōnem
Ablative Philēmone
Philēmōne
Vocative Philēmōn

References[edit]

  • Phĭlēmo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Phĭlēmo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette