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

 Sim·e·on /ˈsɪmiən/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12
          patriarchs of Israel

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    hearing. (1.) The second son of Jacob by Leah (Gen. 29:33). He
    was associated with Levi in the terrible act of vengeance
    against Hamor and the Shechemites (34:25, 26). He was detained
    by Joseph in Egypt as a hostage (42:24). His father, when dying,
    pronounced a malediction against him (49:5-7). The words in the
    Authorized Version (49:6), "they digged down a wall," ought to
    be, as correctly rendered in the Revised Version, "they houghed
    an ox."
      (2.) An aged saint who visited the temple when Jesus was being
    presented before the Lord, and uttered lofty words of
    thankgiving and of prophecy (Luke 2:29-35).
      (3.) One of the ancestors of Joseph (Luke 3:30).
      (4.) Surnamed Niger, i.e., "black," perhaps from his dark
    complexion, a teacher of some distinction in the church of
    Antioch (Acts 13:1-3). It has been supposed that this was the
    Simon of Cyrene who bore Christ's cross. Note the number of
    nationalities represented in the church at Antioch.
      (5.) James (Acts 15:14) thus designates the apostle Peter

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

 Simeon, that hears or obeys; that is heard