828. Complimentary Names

Acts 9:36
Acts 9:36. There was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas.
Dorcas means antelope, or gazelle. This beautiful animal is much admired in the East, and it is a common compliment to tell a woman that she has the eyes of an antelope. It is also no uncommon thing among Eastern nations to name their girls after various animals noted for beauty.