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Old Testament Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן (hearkening, listening); Simeon, a son of Jacob.

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  1. (biblical) Second son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Simeon.
  3. A male given name.


  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 35:22b-26
    Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Joshua 19:1
    And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.

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Proper noun[edit]

Simeōn m (genitive Simeōnis); third declension

  1. Simeon (Biblical figure, son of Jacob)
  2. other Biblical characters of the same name


Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative Simeōn
genitive Simeōnis
dative Simeōnī
accusative Simeōnem
ablative Simeōne
vocative Simeōn


  • Sĭmĕōn” on page 1,443/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)