dol'-fool ('oach, "howling"):

The "doleful creatures" referred to in Isaiah 13:21 are probably "jackals," although some have suggested "leopard," or "hyena." The older English Versions of the Bible gives "great owls." The word rendered "doleful lamentation" in Micah 2:4 (niheyah) is simply a form of the word ordinarily translated "wailing" (nehi). Compare the King James Version margin.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'DOLEFUL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.