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Strong's #1393 - Δορκάς

a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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Dorcas = "gazelle"
  1. the name of a woman Peter raised from the dead
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Thayer's Expanded Definition

Δορκάς, δορκάδος, (properly, a wild she-goat a gazelle, "παρά τό δέρκω, τό βλέπω. Ὀξυδερκες γάρ τό ζοων καί ἐυομματον Etym. Magn. (284, 6)), Dorcas, a certain Christian woman: Acts 9:36, 39; see Ταβιθά.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Δορκάς , -άδος ,

(δορκάς , a gazelle),

Dorcas, also called Ταβειθά , q.v.: Acts 9:36; Acts 9:39.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Δορκάς is found as a feminine name among both Greeks and Jews (see Knowling ad Acts 9:36 in EGT). An interesting example is afforded by a Delphic inscription of ii/B.C., Syll 854.11, .12, where a certain Alexon entrusts the care of a manumitted slave of this name to one Thracidas—τρεφ ]έτω Θραικίδας Δορκάδα, εἴ κα θέλῃ [ο ]ἰκεῖν ἐν τα [ [τῶι · εἰ δὲ μή, ἐνβαλλέτω Θραικίδας Δορκάδι τροφὰν τοῦ μηνὸς ἑκάστου πυρῶν τέσσαρα ἡμίεκτα κτλ. See also Deissmann BS, p. 189, ZNTW i. p. 88. The diminutive, which is found in LXX Isaiah 13:14, occurs in a papyrus letter P Lond 413.14 (c. A.D. 346) (= II. p. 302), complaining of the gazelles which are spoiling the writer’s crops—ἐπιδὴ τὰ δορκάδι [α ] ἀφανίζουσειν τὸ (l. τὰ) σπόριμα.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
δόρασι δόρατα δόρατι δόρατος δοράτων δορκάδα δορκάδες δορκάδι δορκάδος δορκάδων Δορκας Δορκάς δόρκωνι δόρυ Dorkas Dorkás
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