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Peter

Noun

1 disciple of Jesus and leader of the apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope [syn: Simon Peter, Saint Peter, St. Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, St. Peter the Apostle]
2 obscene terms for penis [syn: cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, tool, putz]

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English

Etymology

From Greek Πέτρος (Petros), from Ancient Greek πέτρα (petra) "stone, rock".

Pronunciation

  • (RP) /piːtə/

Proper noun

  1. A given name.
  2. The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  3. The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.

Translations

male given name - the standard or most popular form
the Apostle
  • Croatian: Petar
  • Danish: Peter
  • Estonian: Peetrus
  • Finnish: Pietari
  • French: Pierre
  • German: Petrus
  • Japanese: in Biblical contexts ペトロ (Petoro), ペテロ (Petero), ペトロス (Petorosu)
  • Latin: Petrus
  • Mongolian: Петр, Хад (rare)
  • Norwegian: Peter
  • Swedish: Petrus
  • Tamil: (Raayappar) (Refers to biblical Peter, not a common name)
one of the epistles of Peter
  • Croatian: 1, 2 Pt
  • Danish: Peter, Petersbrev; 1,2, Pet
  • Estonian: 1,2 Peetruse, 1,2 Pt
  • Finnish: Pietari, Pietarin kirje; 1,2 Piet.
  • French: 1; 2 Pierre, 1; 2 P
  • German: (Der 1./2. Brief des) Petrus, 1,2 Petr
  • Japanese: ペテロの手紙 (petero no tegami)
  • Mongolian: 1; 2 Петр, 1; 2 Пт
  • Norwegian: Peter, Peters 1./2.brev, 1,2 Pet
  • Swedish: Petrus, Petrusbrevet, 1,2 Pet.

Derived terms

Quotations

  • 1611 King James version of the Bible: Matthew 16:18:
And I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; --

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Danish

Proper noun

  1. Peter.
  2. A given name.
Og jeg siger dig, at du er Peter, og på den klippe vil jag bygge min kirke, --- Bibelen, Matthæus 16:18 (1992 transl.)

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Dutch

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Peter.

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German

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Peter
  1. A given name, cognate to Peter.

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Norwegian

Proper noun

  1. A given name.
  2. Peter
Og det sier jeg deg: Du er Peter; på denne klippe vil jeg bygge min kirke. Bibelen, Matteus 16:18 (1985 transl.)

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Slovak

Proper noun

Peter , Petrovia p
Petr stem
Petra ''genitive s
declension pattern
  1. A given name, cognate to Peter.

Swedish

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Peter.

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Extensive Definition

Peter is a popular male given name. It comes from the Greek word πετρος (petros) meaning "rock".
Peter could refer to the following:

People

The following people are known primarily by the name Peter:

Religion

Other persons

Other uses

See also

peter in Bulgarian: Петър
peter in French: Pierre
peter in Galician: Pedro
peter in Polish: Piotr
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