(Heb. ayyah ), a rapacious and keen-sighted bird of prey belonging to the hawk family. The Hebrew word thus rendered occurs in three passages -- ( Leviticus 11:14 ; 14:13 ; Job 28:7 ) In the two former it is translated "kite" in the Authorized Version, in the latter "vulture." It is enumerated among the twenty names of birds mentioned in ( 14:1 ) ... which were considered unclean by the Mosaic law and forbidden to be used as food by the Israelites.
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Kite'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".