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Tabitha

fem. proper name, from Late Latin, from Greek Tabitha, from Aramaic tabhyetha, emphatic of tabhya "gazelle," which is related to Hebrew tzebhi (fem. tzebhiyyah), Arabic zaby.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Not an easy woman to live with was tabitha Mullen, as her niece had found.

  • Miriam was curled on the rug with a book, an apple, and tabitha the cat.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • We were shown the place where tabitha Plaskett used to do her spinning and her school-teaching at the same time.

    Pilgrim Trails Frances Lester Warner
  • "But experienced in spite of youth," tabitha gayly retorted.

    Tabitha's Vacation Ruth Alberta Brown
  • "I should like it pretty much such a room as this kitchen," answered tabitha.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
tabitha in the Bible

(in Greek called Dorcas), gazelle, a disciple at Joppa. She was distinguished for her alms-deeds and good works. Peter, who was sent for from Lydda on the occasion of her death, prayed over the dead body, and said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes and sat up; and Peter "gave her his hand, and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive" (Acts 9:36-43).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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