Dor'cas (Δορκάς, a female antelope; explained in the text as equivalent to Syr. טבַיתָא, a gazelle), a charitable and pious Christian widow of Joppa, whom Peter restored to life (Ac 9:36-41). The sacred writer mentions her as "a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas," the reason of which probably is that she was a Hellenistic Jewess, and was called Dorcas by the Greeks, while to the Jews she was known by the name of TABITHA SEE TABITHA (q.v.). SEE GAZELLE.

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