Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A woman restored to life by Peter.
  • proper n. A female given name of biblical origin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of antelopes.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek δορκάς (dorkas, "gazelle"), translation of Tabitha in the Bible. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Such was Tabitha also known as Dorcas, a believer living in the town of Joppa during the first century.

    Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible

  • Tabitha also called Dorcas had been well loved by the believers for all the kind things she did for them.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • Perhaps they began carving her epitaph: “Tabitha, also known as Dorcas, lived a quiet life of helpful service.”

    Puzzlements & Predicaments of the Bible

  • Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • ¶ Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tab'itha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: 1 this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

    Acts 9.

  • But what! do the holy penmen of the Scriptures make lexicons, or play the schoolmasters, that they should only teach that the Syriac word Cepha signifies in the Greek language a stone; and Tabitha, Dorcas, that is, a goat?

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • ` ` Thank you, Dorcas, that is all I have to ask you. ''

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • "Thank you, Dorcas, that is all I have to ask you."

    Poirot Investigates

  • QUOTATION: Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

    Quotations

  • "Good morning, Nancy!" called Dorcas, blithely, wringing out her dishcloth.

    Meadow Grass Tales of New England Life

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