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Kite

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Kite

An unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Leviticus 11:14; Deuteronomy 14:13). The Hebrew word used, 'ayet, is rendered "vulture" in Job 28:7 in Authorized Version, "falcon" in Revised Version. It is probably the red kite (Milvus regalis), a bird of piercing sight and of soaring habits found all over Palestine.


Naves Topical Index
Kite

A bird forbidden as food.
Leviticus 11:14; Deuteronomy 14:13


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Kite

(Heb. ayyah), a rapacious and keen-sighted bird of prey belonging to the hawk family. The Hebrew word thus rendered occurs in three passages

(Leviticus 11:14; 14:13; Job 28:7) In the two former it is translated "kite" in the Authorized Version, in the latter "vulture." It is enumerated among the twenty names of birds mentioned in (14:1) ... which were considered unclean by the Mosaic law and forbidden to be used as food by the Isr'lites.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Kite

KITE, noun A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air without frequently moving its wings; hence called glide.

1. A name of reproach, denoting rapacity.

2. A light frame of wood and paper constructed for flying in the air for the amusement of boys.

KITE, noun In the north of England, the belly.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Kitefoot

KI'TEFOOT, noun A sort of tobacco, so called.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Kitesfoot

KI'TESFOOT, noun A plant.