Vulture: 1. Heb. da'ah
(Leviticus 11:14) In the parallel passage
the Hebrew word used is ra'ah, rendered "glede;" LXX., "gups;"
Vulg., "milvus." A species of ravenous bird, distinguished for
its rapid flight. "When used without the epithet 'red,' the name
is commonly confined to the black kite. The habits of the bird
bear out the allusion in
(Isaiah 34:15) for it is, excepting
during the winter three months, so numerous everywhere in
Palestine as to be almost gregarious."
(Job 28:7) the Heb. 'ayyah is thus rendered. The word denotes
a clamorous and a keen-sighted bird of prey. In