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English: from Greek dorkas doe, gazelle. It does not actually seem to have been used as a personal name by the ancient Greeks, but is offered in the Bible as an ‘interpretation’ of the Aramaic name TABITHA (SEE Tabitha) (Acts 9: 36), and was taken up by the early Christians. It was much used among the Puritans in the 16th century, and has remained in occasional use ever since. In Scotland it has been used as an Anglicized form of DEÒIRIDH (SEE Deòiridh).

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  • Dorcas — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Signif. (Gacela). Cristiana de la congregación de Jope que “abundaba en buenos hechos y en dádivas de misericordia”, entre los cuales estaba el hacer prendas de vestir interiores y exteriores para las viudas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dorcas — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Dorcas (Florida) Dorcas (Ohio) Dorcas (West Virginia) siehe auch Dorkas, weiblicher Vorname Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dorcas — fem. proper name, from Gk. dorkas gazelle, deer. Dorcas Society ladies meeting to make clothes for the poor (1832) is from Acts ix:36 41 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dorcas — Dorcas, eine zierliche Art der Gazellen, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • dorcas — ● dorcas nom masculin (grec dorkas, ados, gazelle) Nom d espèce d une damalisque d Afrique du Sud et d une gazelle d Afrique du Nord …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dorcas — [dôr′kəs] n. [L < Gr Dorkas, lit., gazelle] Bible a woman who spent her life making clothes for the poor: Acts 9:36 41 …   English World dictionary

  • Dorcas — For other uses, see Dorcas (disambiguation). Section of Healing of the Cripple and Raising of Tabitha by Masolino da Panicale, 1425. Dorcas (also known as Tabitha) was a disciple who lived in Joppa, referenced in the Book of Acts …   Wikipedia

  • DORCAS — I. DORCAS apud Mart. l. 10. Epigr. 65. v. 12. cuius Epigraphe in Carmenionem. Tam dispar aquilae columba non est, Nec dorcas rigido fugax leoni: inter capreas silvestres numeratur; magis tamen ad cervum accedit. A Graeco δέρκω, video. Cuiusmodi… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • dorcas — dorkas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gazella dorcas angl. dorcas gazelle vok. Dorkasgazelle rus. газель доркас pranc. dorcas ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios gazelės …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Dorcas —    A female antelope, or gazelle, a pious Christian widow at Joppa whom Peter restored to life (Acts 9:36 41). She was a Hellenistic Jewess, called Tabitha by the Jews and Dorcas by the Greeks …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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