Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gift; a present.
  • n. As an ancient Greek unit of length, a hand-breadth or palm.

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Examples

  • [3472] The word doron or dorema is supposed by some to have existed in the earliest Greek texts, although not found in any extant now.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • This kind of insect which originated from the rice we call doron

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • Heretofore, I had thought that “doron” started with an M. fnxtr

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  • Just in case you're thinking what I'm thinking ... the family name Dörries is apparently from the German: from a reduced pet form of the medieval personal name Isidor(i)us (Greek Isidoros, from Isis, the name of an originally Egyptian goddess + doron ‘gift’).

    Archive 2007-04-15

  • Thus in Theodorus, ‘god-given,’ the doron or ‘gift’ is not in itself significant.

    Poetics

  • It is worth noting that Peacham composed other emblem books: Basilicon doron and Emblemata varia, several manuscripts of which are extant in the British

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • * Epeideper to doroumenon to pneuma to hagion esti, kaleitai kai to doron homonumos to charismati: [4849] 1

    Pneumatologia

  • [34] Epeideper to doroumenon to pneuma to hagion esti, kaleitai kai to doron homonumos to charismati.

    Pneumatologia

  • This bread is called eulogia, because it is blessed and because a blessing accompanies its use; it is also called antidoron, because it is a substitute for the doron, the real gift, which is the Holy Eucharist.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • (Gr., anti, instead of; doron, a gift; i.e. a gift instead of)

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

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