Peter proper n

L. < Gk petros, 'small stone'.

  1. Disciple of Christ (died about A.D. 67); New Testament apostle; one who denied acquaintance with Jesus three times (see Matthew 26:69-75); chief apostle after Christ's death and ascension; New Testament author who testified of the resurrection of Jesus Christ (see 1 Peter 1:3; see also ED's letters).
  2. Male child; storybook boy; nursery verse character.