Dorcas

[ dawr-kuh s ]
/ ˈdɔr kəs /
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noun

a Christian woman at Joppa who made clothing for the poor. Acts 9:36–41.

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British Dictionary definitions for dorcas

Dorcas

/ (ˈdɔːkəs) /

noun

a charitable woman of Joppa (Acts 9:36–42)
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Word Origin and History for dorcas

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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