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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Dove, Turtle-Dove

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1: περιστερά
(Strong's #4058 — Noun Feminine — peristera — per-is-ter-ah' )

denotes "a dove or pigeon," Matthew 3:16 ; 10:16 (indicating its proverbial harmlessness); 21:12; Mark 1:10 ; 11:15 ; Luke 2:24 ("pigeons"); 3:22; John 1:32 ; 2:14,16 .

2: τρυγών
(Strong's #5167 — — trugon — troo-gone' )

denotes "a turtle-dove" (from truzo, "to murmur, to coo"), Luke 2:24 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Dove, Turtle-Dove'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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