Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
, apparently borrowed from the Tamil tokei). This bird is indigenous to India. It was brought to Solomon by his ships from Tarshish (1 Ki. 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21
), which in this case was probably a district on the Malabar coast of India, or in Ceylon. The word so rendered in Job 39:13
literally means wild, tumultuous crying, and properly denotes the female ostrich (q.v.).
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