- a Christian woman at Joppa who made clothing for the poor. Acts 9:36–41.
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Historical Examples of dorcas
Dorcas of Lydda may have been of any age, but, judging by the circumstances, she had not completed her task.The Conquest of Fear
"But it couldn't have been just as easy as that," Dorcas insisted.
Dorcas had heard the guard explaining to visitors in the Aztec room.
"You must have thought it funny the first time you saw one," said Dorcas Jane.
"But I shouldn't think the Indians would give it to them," said Dorcas.
- a charitable woman of Joppa (Acts 9:36–42)
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.