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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Phi·le·mon /fəˈlimən , faɪ-/ 名詞
 天主教 費肋孟書。
 基督教 斐利門書。

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (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
      2: (New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae)
         whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul
      3: a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul
         to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for
         escaping [syn: Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon,
         Epistle to Philemon]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    an inhabitant of Colosse, and apparently a person of some note
    among the citizens (Col. 4:9; Philemon 1:2). He was brought to a
    knowledge of the gospel through the instrumentality of Paul
    (19), and held a prominent place in the Christian community for
    his piety and beneficence (4-7). He is called in the epistle a
    "fellow-labourer," and therefore probably held some office in
    the church at Colosse; at all events, the title denotes that he
    took part in the work of spreading a knowledge of the gospel.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Philemon, who kisses