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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
DAMARIS . A convert at Athens ( Acts 17:34 ). As women of the upper classes were kept more in the background there than in Macedonia or Asia Minor, she was probably not of noble birth (cf. Acts 17:4; Acts 17:12 ). The name is perhaps a corruption of Damalis, ‘a heifer.’ The Bezan MS omits it.
A. J. Maclean.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Damaris'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/d/damaris.html. 1909.