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Dorcas

[dawr-kuh s] /ˈdɔr kəs/
noun
1.
a Christian woman at Joppa who made clothing for the poor. Acts 9:36–41.
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Dorcas

/ˈdɔːkəs/
noun
1.
a charitable woman of Joppa (Acts 9:36–42)
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Word Origin and History for Dorcas

fem. proper name, from Greek dorkas "gazelle, deer." Dorcas Society "ladies' meeting to make clothes for the poor" (1832) is from Acts ix:36-41.

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Dorcas in the Bible

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 1897 Bible Dictionary
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