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Daughter


Daughter. The word is used in Scripture not only for daughter, but for granddaughter or other female descendant. Gen. 24:48. It is used of the female inhabitants of a place or country, Gen. 6:2; Luke 23:28, and of cities in general, Isa. 10:32; 23:12, but more specifically of dependent towns or hamlets, while to the principal city the correlative “mother” is applied. Num. 21:25. “Daughters of music,” i.e., singing birds, Eccles. 12:4, refers to the power of making and enjoying music.