A rock, a Syriac or later Hebrew name given to Peter by Christ, Joh 1:42. The Greek Petros and the Latin Petrus have the same meaning. See PETER.
a Syriac surname given by Christ to Simon (Joh 1:42), meaning "rock." The Greeks translated it by Petros, and the Latins by Petrus.
CEPHAS, ?????, from ????, a rock. The Greek ??????, and the Latin Petrus, have the same signification. See PETER.