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Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Used for birds of prey: 'ayit (Genesis 15:11; Job 28:7; Isaiah 18:6). The Assyrian host, type of the anti-Christian hosts (Revelation 19:17-18, ta ornea; Ezekiel 39:17-20), "shall be left to the fowls of the mountains ... and the fowls shall summer upon them." In the sense "poultry," see Nehemiah 5:18; 1 Kings 4:23; "fatted fowl," barburim , from barar , "to be pure." Gesenius translated "geese." Birds in general (ta peteina ) (Luke 12:24).
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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Fowl'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/f/fowl.html. 1949.