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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.

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  • Not an easy woman to live with was tabitha Mullen, as her niece had found.

  • “Was when we came forth,” said tabitha, who while she talked was busy unlading her basket.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • 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
  • It would hardly be wise to let tabitha know what he had said to the Bishop.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • "I should like it pretty much such a room as this kitchen," answered tabitha.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne

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