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δορκάς , άδος [α^], , δέρκομαι, δέδορκα) animal of the deer kind (so called from its large bright eyes), in Greece, roe, Cervus capreolus, E.Ba.699, X.Cyr.1.4.7; in Syria and Africa, gazelle, Antilope dorcas, Hdt.4.192 (in form ζορκάς), 7.69.—Other forms:—δόρξ , δορκός, , E.HF376 (prob.), Call.Lav.Pall.91, Luc.Am.16: δόρκος , , Dsc.2.75, Opp.C.2.315, 3.3: δόρκων , ωνος, , Palamed. ap. Ath.11.397a, LXXCa.2.17, Ar.Byz.Epit.3.15: ζορκάς (v. supr.): ζόρξ , Call. Dian.97, Fr.239, Nic.Th.42: ἴορκος , Opp.C.2.296, 3.3. (δόρκος and ἴορκος are distd. fr. δορκάς.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 699
    • Euripides, Heracles, 376
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.192
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.69
    • Old Testament, Canticles, 2.17
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.4.7
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