14And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;
14 Verse 14. The vulture] daah, from the root to fly,
and therefore more probably the kite or glede, from its remarkable
property of gliding or sailing with expanded wings through the
air. The daah is a different bird from the daiyah,
which signifies the vulture. See Bochart, vol. iii., col. 195.
The kite] aiyah, thought by some to be the vulture,
by others the merlin. Parkhurst thinks it has its name from the
root avah, to covet, because of its rapaciousness; some
contend that the kite is meant. That it is a species of the
hawk, most learned men allow. See Bochart, vol. iii., col. 192.