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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #1676 - דָּאָה
1) fast-flying bird of prey (kite?), bird of prey
1074) ed (דה DH) AC: Attack CO: Bird of prey AB: ?: The pictograph d is a picture of the a tent door with the extended meaning of moving back and forth. The e represents one who is looking and pointing at a great sight. Combined these mean "a back and forth looking". Birds of prey fly around in a circle in search of their prey and dive down on it when seen.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
ר Reš 20th letter; = 200 in post-Biblical Hebrew. רָאָה Deuteronomy 14:13 textual error; see דָּאָה
דָּאָה fut. יִדְאֶה apoc. יֵדֶא Psal. 18:11, to fly; used of the rapid flight of birds of prey, Deuteronomy 28:49; Jeremiah 48:40, 49:22 of God, Psalms 18:11, וַיֵדֶא עַל־כַּנְפֵי דוּחַ “and he flew upon the wings of the wind.” (For 2 Kings 17:21 see נָדָא.) Hence דַּיָּה and
דָּאָה f. only found in Levit. 11:14 (as in the parallel place, Deuteronomy 14:13 there is דָאָה, by mistake of transcribers); some bird of prey which flies rapidly. LXX. γύψ. Vulg. milvus. Comp. Bochart, Hieroz. t. ii. p. 191.