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daughter

This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to designate:

  1. A niece or any female descendant (Genesis 20:12; 24:48; 28:6).

  2. Women as natives of a place, or as professing the religion of a place; as, “the daughters of Zion” (Isa. 3:16), “daughters of the Philistines” (2 Sam. 1:20).

  3. Small towns and villages lying around a city are its “daughters,” as related to the metropolis or mother city. Tyre is in this sense called the daughter of Sidon (Isa. 23:12).

  4. The people of Jerusalem are spoken of as “the daughters of Zion” (Isa. 37:22).

  5. The daughters of a tree are its boughs (Genesis 49:22).

  6. The “daughters of music” (Eccl. 12:4) are singing women.

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