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(Heb. kore, קֹרֵא, so named from its calling, 1 Samuel 26:20, Sept. νυκτοκόραξ, Vulg. perdix; Jeremiah 17:11, Sept. πέρδιξ, Vulg. perdix), a bird mentioned in Scripture only in the two passages referred to above. Bochart would understand by it the snipe (Hieroz. 2:652 sq.), on the ground of the similarity of the word kore to the supposed Arabic karia; but the argument rests on a very. doubtful basis, and, besides, the snipe does not seem! from the context to be the bird intended (see Faber: on Harmer, Observ. 1:306 sq.). Faber himself understands the same bird. called in Arabic katta or katha (see Hasselquist, Travels, p, 331 sq.; Schr6der, Spec. Hieroz. 2:81), Which, however, is really a quail (see Oedmahnn, Samnml. 2:54 sq., who, in 2:57, identifies the karia of Arabic writers with the Merops apiaster, or bee-eater). For the former theories on the meaning of the word, see Rosenmü ller, ad Bochart, 2:736; Gesenius, Thesaur. p. 1232 sq.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Partridge'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​p/partridge.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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