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Metacomet

[met-uh-kom-it] /ˌmɛt əˈkɒm ɪt/
noun

Philip

[fil-ip] /ˈfɪl ɪp/
noun
1.
one of the 12 apostles. Mark 3:18; John 1:43–48; 6:5–7.
2.
one of the leaders of the Christian Hellenists in the early church in Jerusalem who afterwards became an evangelist and missionary. Acts 6; 8:26–40.
3.
King (Metacomet) died 1676, North American Indian chief: sachem of the Wampanoag tribe 1662–76; leader of the Indians in King Philip's War.
4.
Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, born 1921, consort of Elizabeth II.
5.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lover of horses.”.
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  • Metacomet had lifted himself to a sitting posture, and saw her, through the blinding agonies of death.

    Silent Struggles Ann S. Stephens
  • This request was granted, and the Metacomet despatched with them.

  • A boat was quickly lowered from the Metacomet and sent to the relief of the survivors.

  • The eldest son was named Wamsutta, and the second Metacomet.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • He was so much pleased with this name that he asked for an English name for his younger brother, Metacomet.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • He died in 1661, at the age of eighty, leaving two sons, Mooanum and Metacomet.

  • The Metacomet backed clear at once and started rapidly in pursuit.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • Thus the young Metacomet addressed the throng of savages as they swarmed in from the forest.

    Silent Struggles Ann S. Stephens
  • Her promise received no rejoinder, and when Abigail Williams looked around to learn the cause of this silence, Metacomet was gone.

    Silent Struggles Ann S. Stephens
  • The night after the battle the Metacomet was turned into a hospital ship and the wounded of both sides were taken to Pensacola.

    The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
British Dictionary definitions for Metacomet

Philip

/ˈfɪlɪp/
noun
1.
(New Testament)
  1. one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
  2. Also Philip the Evangelist. one of the seven deacons appointed by the early Church
  3. Also Philip the Tetrarch. one of the sons of Herod the Great, who was ruler of part of former Judaea (4 bc–34 ad) (Luke 3:1)
2.
King, American Indian name Metacomet. died 1676, American Indian chief, the son of Massasoit. He waged King Philip's War against the colonists of New England (1675–76) and was killed in battle
3.
Prince. another name for the (Duke of) Edinburgh Prince. another name for the (Duke of) Edinburgh
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Word Origin and History for Metacomet

Philip

masc. proper name, from Latin Philippus, from Greek Philippos "fond of horses," from philos "beloved, loving" (see philo-) + hippos "horse" (see equine). In 16c., Philip and Cheyney was a way to say "any two common men."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Metacomet in the Bible

lover of horses. (1.) One of the twelve apostles; a native of Bethsaida, "the city of Andrew and Peter" (John 1:44). He readily responded to the call of Jesus when first addressed to him (43), and forthwith brought Nathanael also to Jesus (45,46). He seems to have held a prominent place among the apostles (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; John 6:5-7; 12:21, 22; 14:8, 9; Acts 1:13). Of his later life nothing is certainly known. He is said to have preached in Phrygia, and to have met his death at Hierapolis. (2.) One of the "seven" (Acts 6:5), called also "the evangelist" (21:8, 9). He was one of those who were "scattered abroad" by the persecution that arose on the death of Stephen. He went first to Samaria, where he laboured as an evangelist with much success (8:5-13). While he was there he received a divine command to proceed toward the south, along the road leading from Jerusalem to Gaza. These towns were connected by two roads. The one Philip was directed to take was that which led through Hebron, and thence through a district little inhabited, and hence called "desert." As he travelled along this road he was overtaken by a chariot in which sat a man of Ethiopia, the eunuch or chief officer of Queen Candace, who was at that moment reading, probably from the Septuagint version, a portion of the prophecies of Isaiah (53:6,7). Philip entered into conversation with him, and expounded these verses, preaching to him the glad tidings of the Saviour. The eunuch received the message and believed, and was forthwith baptized, and then "went on his way rejoicing." Philip was instantly caught away by the Spirit after the baptism, and the eunuch saw him no more. He was next found at Azotus, whence he went forth in his evangelistic work till he came to Caesarea. He is not mentioned again for about twenty years, when he is still found at Caesarea (Acts 21:8) when Paul and his companions were on the way to Jerusalem. He then finally disappears from the page of history. (3.) Mentioned only in connection with the imprisonment of John the Baptist (Matt. 14:3; Mark 6:17; Luke 3:19). He was the son of Herod the Great, and the first husband of Herodias, and the father of Salome. (See HEROD PHILIP I. ØT0001763) (4.) The "tetrarch of Ituraea" (Luke 3:1); a son of Herod the Great, and brother of Herod Antipas. The city of Caesarea-Philippi was named partly after him (Matt. 16:13; Mark 8:27). (See HEROD PHILIP II. ØT0001764)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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