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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1772 - דַּיָּה
1) a bird of prey (perhaps the kite)
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.
דַּיָּה f., Deuteronomy 14:13; Isaiah 34:15, some bird of prey, dwelling amongst ruins. According to Bochart, the black vulture; compare דְּיוֹ. I prefer the falcon, or kite, called from its swift flight, so that דַּיָּה may be from דָּאָה (א doubled being changed into י like the Syr. ܫܐܶܠ Pa. ܫܰܝܶܠ). LXX. ἰκτῖνος, Vulg. milvus.
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