Dorcas

noun

Dor·​cas ˈdȯr-kəs How to pronounce Dorcas (audio)
: a Christian woman of New Testament times who made clothing for the poor

Word History

Etymology

Greek Dorkas

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dorcas was in 1553

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“Dorcas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dorcas. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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