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lap'-wing (dukhiphath; epops): A translation used in early VSS, now universally admitted to be incorrect. The lapwing had a crest, and resembled in size and color the hoopoe (Upupa epops). It appears in the lists of abominations only (Leviticus 11:19 the King James Version and Deuteronomy 14:18 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) HOOPOE, which see). The lapwing is a plover, and its flesh and eggs are delicious food.

Strong's Hebrew
1744. dukiphath -- perhaps hoopoe (a ceremonially unclean bird)
... 2). lapwing. Of uncertain derivation; the hoopoe or else the grouse -- lapwing.
1743, 1744. dukiphath. 1745 . Strong's Numbers.
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Vile Transformation of Jupiter.
... was born Helen; and again the same, being changed into a star, and of her were born
Castor and Pollux; Lamia, being changed into a lapwing; Mnemosyne, being ...
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The Tenth Commandment
... The lapwing, which wears a little coronet on its head, and yet feeds on dung, is
an emblem of such as profess to be crowned kings and priests unto God, and yet ...
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The Gods of Egypt
... Nevertheless, by an anomaly not uncommon in religions, the egg did not always contain
the same kind of bird; a lapwing, or a heron, might come out of it,[*] or ...
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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. duciphath) occurs only in (Leviticus 11:19) and in the parallel passage of (14:18) amongst the list of those birds which were forbidden by the law of Moses to be eaten by the Israelites. Commentators generally agree that the hoopoe is the bird intended. The hoopoe is an occasional visitor to England, arriving for the most part in the autumn. Its crest is very elegant; each of the long feathers forming it is tipped with black.

ATS Bible Dictionary

Supposed to mean the hoopoe, a beautiful migratory bird of filthy habits and a loud, hoarse voice; pronounced unclean by Moses, Le 11:19. It is about the size of a thrush; its beak is long, black, thin and a little hooked; its legs gray and short. On its head is a tuft of feathers of different colors, which it raises or lowers as it pleases. Its neck and breast are somewhat reddish, and its wings and tail black, with white streaks.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The name of an unclean bird, mentioned only in Leviticus 11:19 and Deuteronomy 14:18. The Hebrew name of this bird, dukiphath, has been generally regarded as denoting the hoope (Upupa epops), an onomatopoetic word derived from the cry of the bird, which resembles the word "hoop;" a bird not uncommon in Palestine. Others identify it with the English peewit.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A small European bird of the Plover family (Vanellus cristatus, or V. vanellus). It has long and broad wings, and is noted for its rapid, irregular fight, upwards, downwards, and in circles. Its back is coppery or greenish bronze. Its eggs are the plover's eggs of the London market, esteemed a delicacy. It is called also peewit, dastard plover, and wype. The gray lapwing is the Squatarola cinerea.
Lapwing (2 Occurrences)
... It is called also peewit, dastard plover, and wype. The gray lapwing is the
Squatarola cinerea. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LAPWING. ...
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Hoopoe (2 Occurrences)
... Because it is almost the size of a hoopoe and somewhat suggestive of it in its golden
plumage, the lapwing was used in the early translations of the Bible ...
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Lapse (9 Occurrences)

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Larch (3 Occurrences)

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Weep (97 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The lapwing; the wipe; -- so called from
its cry. 2. (v.) imp. of Weep. 3. (vi) Formerly, to express ...
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Wipe (24 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The lapwing. 2. (vt) To rub with something
soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to ...
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Palestine (1 Occurrence)
... 11:7), the stork and the heron (Leviticus 11:19)-to the `Arabah and the Jordan valley,
while the hoopoe (the King James Version "lapwing," Leviticus 11:19 ...
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Bible Concordance
Lapwing (2 Occurrences)

Leviticus 11:19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

Deuteronomy 14:18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.



Lapwing: A Bird Forbidden As Food

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Hoopoe (2 Occurrences)

Lapse (9 Occurrences)

Larch (3 Occurrences)

Weep (97 Occurrences)

Wipe (24 Occurrences)

Palestine (1 Occurrence)

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